One of the basic rights of being a kid in the Summer is playing in the water as much as possible. But as a parent, even though I want my toddler to have the best time in the pool or at the beach, I still get nervous around water. I want to keep him as safe as possible while still being comfortable enough to play.
The United States Coast Guard makes its directive clear, stating, “There’s no excuse not to wear a life jacket on the water!” Wearing a life jacket is imperative for keeping your kiddo safe during water play, learning to swim, or adventuring on a boat. While they’re usually provided for you if you do any organised group activity, it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to buying one. Keep reading for 10 of the safest life jackets and vests for infants and toddlers (they’re all Coast Guard-approved), so you can rest easy while your little one enjoys the water. Happy swimming!