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Friday, August 6, 2010

Our Little Puddle Jumper

I've always worried about giving my kids a false sense of confidence in the water. I don't want them to think they can swim before they really can. And I don't want to become complacent, thinking they are safe when they really aren't.

Then came Peter, the almost 5-year-old, almost 50-pounder who can climb his Mama like a tree and strangle her in sheer terror that she'll let go of him in the water.

And then this little surprise arrived, the Stearns Puddle Jumper, a life jacket built with my kiddo in mind. It didn't happen right away, but after using it a few times, the death grip started to loosen and Peter started to relax and enjoy himself.

He still holds my hand and stays real close, but holding him doesn't take nearly the effort or stamina. And we are both safe. Thank you Stearns! I think he might have the confidence now to learn how to swim.

I was given a Puddle Jumper by Stearns through MOM magazine's sample bag for bloggers. I was not asked to review this product, nor did I receive compensation for this post. I posted this only because I felt our family had been positively impacted by this product.


  1. Bravo, what necessary words..., a brilliant idea

  2. This is wonderful blog. I love it.


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