Toddler Life Vest

A toddler life vest is an important device for any pool owner with children that want to learn to swim and enjoy all the activities a pool can provide.  They are a great tool to introduce your children to the pool while providing a safety and peace of mind. 

toddler life vest

There are some important things you should know before purchasing a floatation device for your children including its uses and limitations. A life jacket or vest that isn't properly fitted will not keep a child afloat and it shouldn't be relied upon for your childs safety - adult supervision should always be the number one priority when children are using the pool. 

Vests are often colored brightly and should include some other important features. All toddler life vests aren't created equally and when it comes to your childs safety there are some things you should be looking for. Finding the proper size is probably the most important decision when choosing a vest as well as other features like safety straps, durability and comfort. 

We've got a few helpful tips for choosing the right vest as well as some other options you should consider for accessorizing your swimming pool area. Safety can never be over stated when owning a pool and we want to make sure you are educated to ensure many years of enjoyment for you and your loved ones. 

Toddler Life Vest Options

The first thing you should consider when purchasing a vest is that it's sized correctly. The size is often rated based on weight and how much floatation the vest provides. It can be a bit tricky because you don't want a vest that is too small or too big. In general a Kids vest should fit children ages 4-12 and can be adjusted to fit snug and prevent it from slipping off.

A zipper and velcro combination is ideal for security as well as adding comfort. If a vest isn't comfortable a child might resist wearing it and the goal is to get children into the habit of wanting a vest that feels good and looks good. Most manufacturers have a color for girls and boys so you can be sure to find something suitable. 

If you want years of use from your vest it's a good idea to find one that has a strap that adjusts as your child grows. This will give you years of use so you don't have to purchase a vest every few years as they outgrow it. 

A few other options to look for that will ensure the vest lasts for many years and provides safety for your loved ones are:

  • leg strap for added safety
  • UV protection from the sun

A toddler life vest is a great way to enjoy the pool with your children and gives you and them a sense of security while in the water. 


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