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Splash About Go Splash Swim Vest Review


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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2019 Bronze Best Travel Product Under £25

At a glance:

Designed by swim experts the Go Splash Swim Vest is lightweight, yet durable and perfect to take on holiday, for a day on the beach or by the pool. Specifically designed to be slim, compact and hard wearing. Without compromising on safety to provide a safe and fun learn-to-swim experience for your child.

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Sarah:  I would recommend this to a friend because it’s a great safety idea for little ones who can’t swim yet. Whilst we clearly wouldn’t leave our daughter in the water on her own, as she gets more confident with the vest, I can see that she would be happy to bob on her own for a few seconds without being held. It gives both parent and child more confidence in the water.

Verity: I would recommend this to other mum's. The design is great, colourful and my child loved to wear it. The only downside was the zip was a bit stiff and hard to fit over my daughter's belly (maybe she is a little bigger than most kids her age). I would buy a bigger size next time and the product would be great.

Stephanie: I would definitely recommend this product to other mums. It gave me a bit more peace of mind that my son was safer in the water. It has built-in floats and allowed him more freedom without us having to constantly support him. The design was lovely and bright. There are numerous designs to choose from for boys and girls. It dries very quickly too.

How did this product make your life easier?

Stacey-leanne: This product is an absolute godsend for mums and dads alike. No more blowing up armbands or rings, having to dry them off, deflate and attempt to put them back in the packaging. This literally just goes on like a jacket and then zips up with a lovely covering over the top of it to stop your little one pulling on it. It doesn’t drip with water when you get ou. It just feels damp so there’s no need to worry about it soaking through the swim bag.

Shireen: This product makes life so much easier when in the pool with my baby girl. It works perfectly and allows me to relax and be more confident in the water. The swim vest is easy to put on and must be comfortable as my baby didn’t cry or get irritated by it. Overall, it allows for a fun time in the pool without any worries!

Rachel:  This product gave my baby a lot more comfort in the water. I’m quite a nervous person when introducing my baby to new environments and took this in a cold outdoor pool whilst on holiday. The zip is very easy to manoeuvre and the jacket isn’t too bulky. I felt like it was a good quality material to maintain her temperature while in the water.

Would you choose this product to win?

Sarah: I wasn’t aware of any other products like this on the market. I had never researched them or looked to buy one before. I felt this product was a great idea. The pattern on the vest was bright and cheerful and the vest was easy to put on. It looks well made and the extra confidence it gave myself and my daughter was a bonus. I felt it was a good price too.

Verity: I would choose this product over others. My daughter is a lot more comfortable in the swim vest than in armbands and/or an inflatable ring. It gives her confidence and it is easy for her to move her arms and splash her legs. The designs are great. It is so light and easy to use. It's a lovely product.

Stephanie: I would definitely choose this product again. It works and I would definitely buy it in a bigger size when my little boy outgrows this size. We are due to have a little girl in a few months so I would buy one for her as well.

What changes would you make to this product?

Stacey-leanne: You could add more patterns and colour. That would be my only thing to suggest. This product is perfect for both my little one and myself when it comes to her learning to swim and gaining confidence in the water. They have really created an amazing product that’s not only pretty but affordable too.

Shireen: Each time we have used the swim vest we have loved it. I don’t think there is anything I would change about the vest. It performs exactly as it should and looks comfortable when my baby has it on. It folds well and dries easily. It might be nice to see some more designs and colour options to choose from.

Rachel: I would add a greater choice of patterns and colours. Other than that though the product is fantastic. The neoprene hasn’t chipped, the material hasn’t clicked and the zips paint hasn’t chipped or snagged along the material. I am very happy with this jacket!

Catriona originally joined the team as an Editorial Assistant to work on the 2019 M&B Awards. As a Digital Writer, she has written and updated hundreds of articles on the site from medical explainers to celebs news and shopping galleries.

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