Perhaps you have seen videos or photos of children under 1-year-old swimming with afloat on their necks, this thing is called a neck ring. This buoy is usually used for children aged 6 months to 2 years for swimming activities at home using a plastic pool or bathtub. According to online children's discussion forums, this type of child buoy is fairly safe. The neck ring is specially designed to keep toddlers' heads from drowning while in the water, but still gives your little one the flexibility to explore the water using their hands and feet. To be safer, you should first read the instructions on the packaging or ask the seller about how to install it. Meanwhile, if you have a teenage child, we recommend your child to try using a pull buoy to improve the child's swimming performance.
Another option for a float that can be used for babies while swimming is a swim trainer. This buoy is shaped like a round tire buoy that is commonly used by children, but with an additional rope and float in the middle, so it can hold the baby's body. Swim trainers can be worn from 6 to 24 months of age and are safe for use in larger pools. Your little one can move freely with the chest position so that the head remains above the water so that safety is more guaranteed.
If you feel that your little one has started to steadily maintain the balance of the body at the present stage of development and development of toddlers, you can start to try waist buoy. How to use it is almost similar to a waist float that we are familiar with as a waistband. The difference is, this type of buoy is equipped with leg holes so that your little one can sit when using this buoy. The aim is to prevent the release of buoys from your little one's body when playing in the water which can increase the risk of drowning. However, make sure Mom or Dad keeps an eye on him while swimming.
Aside from that, life jackets protect the child's chest and back completely, just like a life vest for adults. This type of buoy can be used from 3 years old and is indeed effective in maintaining children's safety during swimming. Unfortunately, the life jacket makes him less free to move. Your little one must move his arms and legs more actively to reach the other side of the pool. However, if the child is still too afraid to go into the water and cannot swim at all, then this can be the right choice so that he feels more secure.
Finally, arm buoys are designed to keep your little one from drowning in line with the development of toddlers who are already active, namely 4 to 5 years old