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Which equipement for my child?

It is important to choose the right equipment that will safely accompany your child in the water. They will be equipped differently depending on their age and level. We talk about learning to swim to define the child’s first experience in this new environment. 


There are three different stages in learning to swim:


  • Discovering the water: the first and the most important stage, when the child will encounter a new environment. They will get used to the water, and discover new sensations. If the child is to be able to develop at their own pace, it is important that this stage runs smoothly so that they move onto the second without problems.
  • Learning to swim: the child will start to move around in the water on their own: discovering movements that make them move forward, how to move in the water, feeling that the water supports them.
  • Progressing under water: this is the most dreaded stage, particularly for the parents. This is the point when your child will go under water whilst holding their breath. The aim is to teach them to immerse themselves and move around underwater without fear. 


During the first two stages, it is often difficult to choose between rings, armbands, swim belts and vests, etc. Nabaiji is here to give you some advice on deciding which flotation device is best suited to your child and their learning



1- MY child is discovering the water


During the stage of discovering the water, the aim is to reassure not only the child but also their parents. You have several options:

  • The seat ring: this allows the baby to sit comfortably so they can discover the water in complete safety.


  • Armbands: they ensure your child has excellent buoyancy whilst providing them with the necessary stability. They let your child keep their head out of the water. There are 3 types of armbands: The classic inflatable model or the model with inner fabric that is more comfortable to wear. Ultra-resistant foam armbands, which are stronger, may also be suitable. 


  • The ring: this provides children with great stability.




2-     my child is learning to swim


During the stage of learning to swim, your child must move from the vertical position to the horizontal position, with the aim of carrying out their first strokes. To help them, they can use:

  • The swimming vest: looks like a life jacket due to its shape.


  • The inflatable vest: made up of an inflatable tube, it is very easy to put on and provides great freedom of movement.


  • The swimming belt, which is available in two models:


o   The basic model, which allows for working on floating on the front or back as well as learning the first swimming movements. 


o   The progressive swimming belt, which has a detachable inflatable part that can be used as a board to make learning easier. 


To avoid being cluttered with armbands, swim rings, and belts, Nabaiji has developed the Tiswim progressive armband-belt. It supports your child during the first two stages of discovering the water and grows with them.


To begin with it can be used as a whole. When your child is a bit more at ease, you will be able to let them move around with the armbands. Finally, when they have moved from a vertical position in the water to a horizontal position, they will then be able to use just the belt


However, be careful to choose equipment that corresponds to your child’s weight; this information will be in the product description.


There you go, your child is now ready to discover the aquatic world in complete safety. In any case, never leave your child unattended in the water! 





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