Kids' Swimming TISWIM Progressive Armbands-Waistband - Pink "PANDA" Print

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Key feature
With its three modular parts, the Tiswim helps children in the different steps of the learning process, from the vertical position to the horizontal position. Only use under adult supervision.
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Products benefits

Helps to develop motor skills
Freedom of movement for legs and/or arms depending on how the product is used.
The 3 ways of using them adapt to the child's level of comfort in the water
Buoyancy aid
Full product complies with standard EN 13138-1 reinforced buoyancy at 50 newtons
Reduced chafing
Wear a top underneath to avoid the risk of irritation due to friction
The inner surfaces are made of polyester for softness and comfort


Inner fabric : 100.0% Polyvinyl Chloride - Phtalate Free Outer fabric : 50.0% Polyamide, Outer fabric : 50.0% Polyester Foam : 100.0% Polyethylene Buckles : 100.0% Polyoxymethylene Webbing : 100.0% Polypropylene
Approved by
The Nabaiji Tiswim progressive armbands-waistband complies with the buoyancy aid standard EN 13138-1 for learning to swim. It has a higher buoyancy volume than the standard (50 newtons when the product is complete and 30 newtons for the armbands alone compared with the standard's 25 newtons)
This product has been tested in use in Hendaye and has been subjected to numerous laboratory tests to guarantee the quality of use for which it was designed. .
2 years
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Storage Tips
Rinse with clear water, allow to dry in the open air, and store away from natural light in a dry, well-ventilated place.
For use under constant adult supervision


Learning to swim encourages the psycho-motor development of young kids.
Nabaiji offers 3 Learning to Swim experiences: Discovering the water, Discovering swimming and Discovering underwater. Appropriate products are offered for each experience. The progressive armband is part of the "Discovering the water" experience. Its modular design helps support kids when they are discovering the water with a level of buoyancy that reduces as they progress and introduces them to different positions in the water.
Why progressive armbands?
Because it is often difficult to find the right buoyancy aid for a child, to anticipate his level of comfort in the water and his confidence, Nabaiji designed Tiswim. With its modular design, this progressive armband lets kids discover the pleasure of playing in the water, moving around and learning their first swimming movements in complete safety.
What are the three ways of using the Tiswim?
Step 1/ Initially, all parts of the Tiswim are used (armbands + belt in front) Step 2/ Just the armbands to start moving in the water in a vertical position. Step 3/ Belt only, positioned at the back, to discover the swimmer's position (horizontal) and the first swimming movements.
How does the valve work?
The TISWIM progressive armbands-waistband has PVC one-way inflation valves. To inflate the product correctly, press the base of the valve to open it. The valve closes mechanically in about two seconds. As such, it is normal for a bit of air to escape after inflation. This is why you must close the cap quickly.
How can I adjust the belt in the front position?
Place the front section on the upper part of the belly, so that the belt wraps around the lower part of the child's chest. Tighten normally, then inflate the front section directly on the child, without over-inflating it. The belt will then be perfectly suited to your child's size.
How to avoid the risk of rash/irritation from wearing flotation devices
The skin of young kids is very fragile. Depending on your child's activity level and duration of the sessions in the water, personal flotation devices can cause chafing of the skin. To prevent this discomfort, we recommend wearing a top underneath the Tiswim progressive armbands.
Where should I position the belt in the front position?
On the top of the stomach. Be careful not to position the belt on your child's chest, this would make it too high and poorly held in place. Place it in a low position so that the buoyant part is pressed against the lower part of their chest.
How much should I inflate the different parts of the Tiswim?
The different learning stages have slightly different inflation requirements. The armbands are always inflated to the maximum. However, you should ideally inflate the second chamber directly on your child's arm. The inflation of the belt in the front position should be adjusted to the size of your child. The belt in the back position should be inflated normally, without over-inflating, before being put in position.
How can I adjust the inflation of the front section to my child?
As each person is different, it is possible to adjust the inflation of the front section of the Tiswim to suit your child's body shape. First, tighten the belt directly on your child without having inflated the front section, so that it is perfectly adjusted to your child's size. Then inflate the front section while your child is wearing the belt.
Why does the belly part come up to my child's chin when I use the full product?
In most cases this is because the front section is too inflated or the belt is poorly positioned. Make sure the belt is properly positioned on the child's upper abdomen. Adjust the inflation and tightening of the belly section to fit the child so that the product does not ride up once your child is in the water. If the product comes up too high, it could cause rubbing under the chin, which can irritate your child's skin
Why does my child end up on their back?
If your child tips backwards it is because the volume of the front section is not suited to their size. It is important to remember that to be able to use the progressive armbands, your child's motor skills and muscle tone must be sufficiently developed so that they can keep their balance and keep their head up on land. However, if your child still tips backwards, do not hesitate to adjust the inflation of the front section to their size so that they can regain their balance.
Can my child fall forward?
No, if the armbands are properly fitted, your child will not be able to fall forward. It is important to remember that to be able to use the progressive armbands, your child's motor skills and muscle tone must be sufficiently developed so that they can keep their balance and keep their head up on land. However, if your child moves around a lot and is on the smaller side, adjust the inflation of the front section so that they are a little more submerged at chest level.
How can I adjust the belt in the back position?
In the third stage, your child can discover the horizontal position in the water with the belt on their back. To do this, fully inflate the back section, without over-inflating it, then position the belt around your child's waist and tighten normally. Be sure to position the protective tabs under the straps to make them more comfortable.
Can my child jump in the water wearing the Tiswim?
Yes, but be careful! If the set is properly fitted, your child can jump in the water without it rubbing under their chin or arms. But beware of the height; since the armbands are a buoyancy aid, do not try to jump from a height higher than that of the child. If the entire product is worn and your child is jumping into the water without a care, try removing the front section to give them more freedom of movement.
Can my child wear the Tiswim progressive armbands if they weigh less than 15 kg?
No, Tiswim progressive armbands are designed for children between 15 and 30 kg for safety reasons. Below this, the armbands would be too bulky to allow the child to move comfortably. They will no longer be able to control their movements and could therefore easily tip forwards or backwards, with it being difficult to straighten up. Be sure to comply with the indicated weight.
What if the product deflates when I inflate it?
There could be a valve malfunction. The valve is not closing normally. Too much air is escaping before the cap is closed. To replace it correctly, pinch the valve 2 or 3 times with your fingers, then inflate the product to the maximum and close the cap. The flap should reposition itself properly.
Recommendation to avoid premature discolouration
After use, rinse your product and do not leave it in direct sunlight.

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  • Man
    10 March 2020
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
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    Fantastic for both children

    We have really struggled to find something that works for our 3yr old daughter who very slim due to her premature birth. Nothing worked until this. She was floating alone almost instantly where she never had before. Her 16month brother loved it too. Highly recommended

  • Woman
    19 November 2018
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
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    Best Swimming aid

    After trying two different t swim vests - I bought this for my two year old grandson and what a difference it has made to both his ( and my own confidence) in the pool/water. Would highly recommend.

  • Man
    16 November 2018
    Use since 7 to 12 months
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    Bought this for our little one who’s 2 and just getting into swimming for himself. He found this really useful but we also tried it with our 4yr old and the independence it gave him was amazing.