29 Mar

Stearns – Puddle Jumper (2 winners) – CLOSED

DD and I go to swim class every Sunday night, but she is still far from being able to swim and is not trust worthy around water.  While on vacation, I knew that for her and the rest of us to have a relaxing holiday she needed to feel safe while near the water.

Stears, a division of Coleman and a company dedicated to flotation devices, sent us a few different products for review to help us achieve an incident free holiday.  We received a Dora Life jacket and a Puddle Jumper. We tried both products out and found the Puddle Jumper was a much better fit while on vacation.

The Puddle Jumper is loosely based on the same premise as water wings, but has many added protective and safety features.  For starters, the Puddle Jumper does not require human hair to be blown up, it is made with the same materials as a Personal Flotation Devise but allows for more movement.  The Puddle Jumper is very easy to put on on and simply hooks together in the back with a single clip and can easily be tightened or loosened to fit.

Along with having both arms always above the water, the Puddle Jumper also has a band along the front torso which also keeps this area above the water, but still gives small children enough free range to learn to swim.  Much like a full life jacket allows swimmers to  be emerged into water but still keeps them afloat, the Puddle Jumper allows kids to jump around the water but keeps their arms and body above water making it easy to “swim”.

I am so glad that we brought this on holidays.  There were a few times around the beach when DD was not wearing her Puddle Jumper and went in the water a little too deep. We had to make quick dives to pull her back from under the water, but it was nothing too serious.  This normally happened when sand castles were being built and she would make a quick trip to the ocean to fill up her bucket with water.  But in general she had the Puddle Jumper on nearly the whole vacation and was safe and sound in the ocean and in the pool.

Overall, we really liked the Puddle Jumper.  Although we always stayed close and kept our eyes on her while swimming it did give us all piece of mind that she was wearing an approved swim aid while in and around the water.


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425 thoughts on “Stearns – Puddle Jumper (2 winners) – CLOSED

  1. Love the infant hydroprene!! might get one for Eden…but she wont be under 30 lbs for long! 🙂

  2. My fav is the Crab Deluxe Puddle Jumper Life Jacket, I’ve never seen the crab anywhere, I love it!

  3. These are super cute! Wow, I didnt realize that life jackets were so stylish these days! I would like a Women’s V2 Series Neoprene Life Jacket for myself. It’s so pretty!

  4. I would like a Women’s V2 Series Neoprene Life Jacket for myself
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  5. We were just talking about these puddle jumpers at work last week. I also liked the Infant Hydroprene Watersports Life Jacket

  6. what a brill idea, saw this from a tweet, shame I not eligible in UK grandson would love them…

  7. I saw these online the other day and thought what a nice way to have a stress free vacation, we are going to Cacun for our girls Easter weeklong break. Our girls are ages 6 and 4, neither of them know how to swim… and both have had accidents around the pool, luckily we are there to watch them all the time. Now with a 10 month old, I won’t be as attentive and absolutely nervous. Until I came upon the Puddle Jumpers… I’ve read numerous reviews and they simply sound wonderful. Swimgear I’ve been looking for a long time. The life Jackets are too bulky and ride up against the girls causing rashes… i’m just glad to be trying these out soon. thank you Stearns!

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