We're going on holiday in Jan to a resort with 4 swimming pools (including a kids wading pool) and also across the road from the beach so will be doing heaps of swimming. My DS (18 months) really loves swimming now and has just got to the stage where he gets frustrated being 'carried' by us all the time while in the water .. ie. he tries to reach out and swim by himself even though he doesn't realise he can't yet! (he's only been in lessons for approx. 2 mths).
So was just wandering what people think of swimming vests? Do you have one/used one? At what age did you use it? Where did you buy/approx how much?
We have one of those zoggs inflatable rings that he can sit in but soon gets annoyed with that too!
I guess my main concern is that once he starts using the vest he'll think that he can always 'jump' in the water no probs and not sink! But maybe as he gets older he'll be able to understand that the vest makes him float ..? It would be nice to have him in the wading pool and give him some freedom (of course one of us will always be in there with him) but at least he could explore a bit without us constantly holding onto him!
Sorry if this was really long! Thanks in advance for your help!