Do you recommend flotation devices for beginners?

No, we do not recommend flotation devices for beginners. Learning how to swim without flotation devices is always preferred. If you must use a flotation device for your child, then we recommend using something that will allow them to maintain a horizontal body position in the water. Such devices include: life jackets, swim vests, or flotation suits (those with foam pads in the front and back). Please DO NOT put arm floaties or water wings on your child as they cause them to remain in a vertical position in the water creating bad habits that are hard to break. Inflatable flotation devices are very dangerous as they can pop.

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