Swim With Konfidence: Baby Wetsuits
Last September, we took our then 11 month old son, Ben, to the island of Menorca in Spain. The weather was beautiful, but the pool wasn’t heated. Ben kept getting cold, even in the hot sun (he couldn’t move around to get warm like I could). He also was very slippery! We didn’t get to enjoy the pool for more than a few minutes at a time. I wish I had known about the Konfidence Baby Warma and Baby Wetsuit, made of soft, stretchy neoprene.
A great idea, these wetsuits keep your babe warm in the water while you keep a secure grip on them. The Baby Warma is designed for 0-12 months old and opens flat for quick changes. Available in hot pink or blue, this suit is easy to get on or off.
The Baby Wetsuit is basically the same design, but for babies 12-24 months. It has over the shoulder velcro straps and a velcro bottom opening for diaper changes. Team these wetsuits with a swim diaper and swimsuit and you are ready for that swimming class or fun in the sun. Both wetsuits retail for $26.99.
I tested the fit out on my 18 month son. It was so easy to get on and off. He loved the blue color and the smooth neoprene. He wore it around our apartment for the rest of the day. Since it is cold weather, we are going to wait to test it out in the pool this summer!
Konfidence also makes the Original Konfidence Jacket – throw out your kid’s water wings – this sleeveless neoprene vest has 8 floats on the inside that you can take out one by one as your ‘lil fish gets more confident in the water. This is not a life jacket, but serves more as training wheels for swimming. With 50+ UVPF sun protection, sizes start at 2 years to adult sizes. Other terrific products include wetsuits for children from ages 2-7 years, UV protective clothing such as sun-suits, swim diaper covers, hats, shorts and t-shirts.
Exclusive for CBB Readers: Konfidence is offering 15% off for a whole year! Go to their contact page, http://www.konfidence-usa.com/?page=contact, send them your info and quote CBB. They will set you up as a Partner and you will receive a 15% discount on all purchases for 1 year.