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    Default swimming aids/salva vidas

    Where can I buy good quality aids for help toddlers learn to swim, not the useless, horrible chinese ones maybe a life jacket.

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    I beleive they have floatation devices in some of the childrens bathing suits in la sirena..........dont know how effective they are because ive never worn one

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    i just got a vest in Bellon in Santiago. the foam filled, not inflatable kind.

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    Default I tried them all

    Oddly, I have found that the best bet are armbands. Even Chinese ones. We tried every other device you could think of. Amazingly I found the "Bodyglove" swimmers with built in floatation downright dangerous. It actually made Daisy roll and pitch like a barrel and then she would turn turtle with just her legs poking above the water! It makes you wonder if they actually ever tested it out. Armbands don't restirct movement, make kids float the right way around and as the kids gain confidence so you can let the air out, little by little without them even noticing.

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    I agree - I'd pick armbands over the suits with built-in floats any day.

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