Earlier this fall, we discovered that Isla loved being in the pool. Sporting her Honest. Co pineapple swim diaper and Babyiators, she put on her best sassy pout and worked the water like a champ. Sasha and I had a great time playing with her, but kept getting splashed as she flailed around with her arms and legs, dying to explore the waters on her own.
Enter the otteroo. This baby floatation device goes around Isla’s neck and provides support to keep her afloat without being held. At first, she seemed a little confused (but not upset) by the otteroo (‘What is this contraption you’ve put around my neck?‘). However, after she started moving around in the water by her self, she was sold.
We did a family swim date recently at Life Time Fitness, and I’m not sure who enjoyed the otteroo more – Isla or me and Sasha. We loved playing with her in the water without having to hold her and make sure we kept her head above the water.
There are a lot of different developmental benefits to the otteroo, but the one I’m most convinced of is that baby’s need to explore is satisfied. You could tell Isla loved getting to move around the pool on her own, especially in the shallow entrance where she was ‘walking’ along the bottom. She’s one curious little lady now, so this pool playtime is perfect for her.
I’m excited to offer my followers 30% off on orders of the otteroo baby floatie with promo code 30ISLA2014 (valid through Dec. 31, 2014). The floaties are currently backordered until 2015 (yes, they’re that popular!), but you can pre-order them with the code now in order to secure the discount.