In an attempt to keep our children safe, we may be tempted to try out various alternatives that we think or we have been recommended to use in order to maintain pool safety Bay Area South, California. It is important to know that these methods, most commonly the use of water wings and swimmies are not full proof methods to protect kids from drowning. Children love wings and may even cry for them at the pool but it is critical for you as a parent to know that you cannot depend on to keep your children safe and prevent them from drowning. Swimmies and wings are not dependable for the following reasons:
They are not safe
They are not ideal to keep your child safe and buoyant in water. They do not offer the same stability and safety that life jackets can offer your children in protecting them from drowning. You cannot fully rely on them to protect your child from the risks associated with drowning.
Water wings can easily slip off the child's arm as they are flapping in the water. Children can also as easily remove them when they feel they are inconvenient or hampering their movement in the water. If your child doesn't really know how to swim and take them off, the risks of drowning are pretty high.
Swimmies are made from pretty flimsy material. The child can easily bite into it and release the air out of it, which ruins their effectiveness making them lose their buoyancy. The child can then plunge into water and drown.
They are not progressive
The worst thing about swimmies is that they don't really impart children with the actual swimming skills. They give children a false notion that they are actually making progress and learning how to swim but they are actually just floating about. They hamper child movement in the water. By keeping children vertical in the water, it hampers their movement in the water and keeps them from improving their swimming skills. Children don't learn how to swim and will probably be more likely to drown without the swimmies.
As a parent, to keep your child safe, it is better to just teach them how to swim without the help of water wings and floaties. Don't substitute them for actual adult supervision. This does more to maintain pool safety Bay Area South, California than using water wings and swimmies.