BabyN's 1st Swimming Experience + Baby Swimming Shop Review

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BabyN' has turned 2 and we were really looking forward to introduce him to swimming. Hey, have you read about his birthday celebration yet? You can read it, here. So in December, when we were in Cardiff hotel, he wasn't very keen on going inside the pool and kept clinging to his mum all the time. I went in the Jacuzzi and took him along but he still didn't get off, and so I had to sit there the whole time with BabyN' holding me tightly. 

Recently, we took him to another hotel with all the spa and swimming facilities, and luckily there was a paddling pool for kids too. Just before leaving, I had received a package from Baby Swimming Shop that had some very useful swimming gear for BabyN' - there was a Swim Ring (£8.00), Konfidence float jacket in navy (£24.50) and a Swim Fin (£21)

He was really excited to see all that stuff and we stated preparing him for it mentally. I filled air in the swim ring, and we both played with it in our living area it did require a lot of energy but I was able to do it successfully. 



The other day at the hotel, I dressed him up in his swimming dress and handed him the swim ring. He was all ready to have a dip in the pool and I was really happy about that. We started off with the paddling pool, it wasn't very deep and didn't really require a swim ring but was helpful to give him confidence at the start and to help him learn how to swim. We taught him a bit and he quickly learnt which was great! I really liked the swim ring, and would highly recommend it for a newbie. 


The next day, BabyN' himself asked me to take him to the pool. He doesn't speak properly at this stage but manages to speak some words and the word 'pool' was new for him and he had learnt there only. I took along his float jacket this time. Initially, he wasn't willing to wear it but I insisted and he stopped demanding it to be taken off. The idea of the jacket is to keep the child afloat but it is not advisable to leave the child unattended at any time. The jacket keeps the child afloat, not really vertically but horizontally. This means that the child needs to know how to move his legs and must know a bit of swimming. At this stage, BabyN' needs some more training but I'll be using these products soon again and give you guys an update on my Instagram. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take a photo of him wearing the jacket because I was alone and husband was out for work. 



We had bought the swimming shorts and arm band for him earlier. The arm bands have never been used until now, because I think they're for even bigger and trained kids so maybe we might use them on BabyN' later. They were actually on offer and was a bargain so we just bought the pair. Got his shorts from NEXT, they cost £8 but again, we bought them on offer so they were a little more than half-price. 





I was browsing through the website of Baby Swimming Shop and they have some awesome stuff for kids. The Swim Fin for kids is also lovely to keep them entertained and perfect for role-play. Since it was BabyN's second time in the pool, we didn't use the Swim Fin yet as as still need to develop the concepts in his mind, but I'm definitely hoping to use it on our next holiday (which is soon, hopefully). The Swim Fin comes with two buckles and can be tied across the child but it's not supposed to be used along with the float jacket. 



In collaboration with Baby Swimming Shop, I would love to offer one of you, indeed a very lucky blog reader of mine a FLOAT JACKET for your child or a little loved one. Just enter the Rafflecopter below and wait for the result to be announced after 3 weeks. Good luck, guys!
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RESULT:
The giveaway was a huge success. Thanks for all the entries and HERE is the WINNER! Congratulations to Kim, Well done! 


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Disclaimer:  This is a collaborative post and the competition prize is sponsored by Baby Swimming Shop. All responsibility for the competition in terms of the prize is on them. The prize is a Konfidence Float Jacket. Giveaway is open to UK residents only & ends on  March 5th, 2017.

47 comments:

  1. For my nephew when we take him swimming with us (me and my little ones!)

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  2. i would love this for my little girl x

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  3. Would love this for my little boy!

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  4. For my grandson when I look after him can take swimming

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  5. I would like to win the jacket for my niece. :)

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  6. This would be perfect for my granddaughter

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  7. It would be for my little boy who is 2 next month, I'd love to take him swimming for his birthday as we've been once before with a jacket like this and he loved it, so fingers crossed

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  8. Would love this for my daughter Morgan

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  9. I would love this for my grandson :)

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  10. I would like to win it for my granddaughter.

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  11. I'd like to win for my nephew who's just learning to swim!

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  12. I would love to this for my son :)

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  13. Was only looking at see last week ! Need one for my toddler when we go away in July (2 in August) keeping my fingers crossed !! Xx

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  14. I would love this for my little girl who recently turned 2. She's taken to swimming like a duck xx

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  15. i would love to win for my son harry

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  16. I'd love to win for my nephew.

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  17. for a niece, to help her swim with a bit more belief!

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  18. I would like to win this for my friends daughter

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  19. I'd love this for my little boy who turns 1 in April.

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  20. I would like to win this for my 4 year old son, Daniel as he just needs that extra bit of confidence to learn to swim - I can then pass it on to my 2 daughters, Lilly, 3 and Molly 14 months

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  21. A family member for when we go to the blue lagoon in iceland again.

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  22. This would be ideal for my grandaughter

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  23. Would like to win for my son, we go swimming a lot.

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  24. Would love to win this for my little boy x

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  25. I am just looking for one of the jackets for my 2 year old. :) (BTW: the rafflecopter follow for twitter is not working).x

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  26. I would love to win for my son

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  27. For my little grandson he loves water time he learned to swim

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  28. I would love to win this for my son Finley

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  29. This would be ideal for my Grandson

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  30. my best friend's daughter would love this for her swimming lessons!

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  31. would love to win for my little boy

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  32. Would be great for my nephew

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  33. I would like to win this for my son

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  34. I would love to win this for my little granddaughter.

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  35. I would love to win this for my nephew. He's not at all water confident. Thanks for the chance.

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  36. We have two little people in the family who could be the lucky recipient.

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  37. I would love to win this for my nephew who has just started swimming with nanny!

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