Why not use floatation devices?
• This is the worst thing you can do for any child. Any form of floatation gives both the parent/caregiver and the child a false sense of security. Floatation also teaches your child improper positioning in the water and it may take a while to correct. Floatation teaches a vertical body placement and head-up position in the water as well as a creating a bicycle kick. Even the water noodles can produce this effect until your child has learned to swim properly. Should your child enter the water without their floatation device, they will immediately emulate the position that they have become accustomed too, hence they will try to bicycle kick in a vertical position which will cause them to sink quickly feet first, obviously this presents a very dangerous situation. Please, please refrain from using floatation devices on your children. (The only exception to this is when you are boating, all children should wear a lifeguard approved vest). The best thing you can do for your child is to get