Over the last few years we have been working with Konfidence in increasing Olly’s confidence in the water. Konfidence manufacturer baby, toddler and children’s swimwear as well as a range of other swimming related products. Recently we were sent one of their Swim Jackets for Olly to wear in the pool this Summer so during our trip to Splash Landings we knew it would work perfectly for him in the pool.
Original Konfidence Jacket
We were sent the Original Konfidence Jacket in the Hamptons Navy Stripe design. We ordered size 18 months to 3 years and although Olly is 3 and a half, we were advised to get a jacket that would fit well to his body. The next size up (which is 4 to 5 years old) would have been too big for him. The design is fantastic and really appealed to Olly. He thought it was super cool and I’ve got to agree, it did look really smart.
Made from neoprene fabric, the jacket was warm to wear and made him feel really secure. We loved the big chunky zip as Olly was able to do the zip up himself (it’s a new skill he’s learnt this Summer) but as the jacket was a snug fit he did need a little bit of help. The back of the jacket is bright yellow making it highly visible to parents in the pool which is hugely reassuring as I’m sure I’m not the only one who think kids in the pool with wet hair all look the same!
The swim jacket has 8 removable floats on the inside which helps to provide the child’s buoyancy in the water. It’s essential that the jacket provides the correct buoyancy for the child and I’d strongly recommend watching the demo video on the Konfidence website to understand how it works. Olly isn’t confidence enough in the water to go it alone just yet but with the jacket providing support, I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before he’ll happily swim on his own without one of us holding onto him.
Olly had a fantastic time at Splash Landings on Wednesday. After half an hour in the pool, he felt comfortable wadding in the water up to his chest on his own and loved playing in the water, especially splashing me and his Daddy with water. I love that the jacket gave him the confidence to do that. I just wish we had taken one to Fuerteventura with us as the pool was chilly and would have given Olly some support in the water.
The Original Konfidence Jacket in Hamptons Navy Stripe is priced at £24.99 and if you buy a floatsuit or jacket on the Konfidence website you get free UK delivery.
Disclosure: We were sent the product above for the purpose of this review. All words and images are my own and forms an honest and reliable review.