This inflatable float ring positions baby on their stomach and is fun, colorful and well designed. We like that this float comes in three different sizes, for babies as young as three months up to kids age 5. That’s nice for infants, since most other pool floats are recommended for babies 9 months and up.
In our tests, we thought this was a good simple baby float that works well for most folks.
What We Liked
• Baby lies down at angle, with the float’s front raised to keep baby’s face out of water. This float is probably best for less-active floaters. If your baby or toddler is more active, the mesh seat baby float recommended earlier is probably a better bet.
• Safety harness goes over shoulders and waist.
• Wide width for stability.
• Built-in bells. These were a hit with our testers!
What Needs Work
• No sun protection. Your baby or toddler will need a hat, sunglasses and protective clothing to use this float. Babies over six months should use sunscreen.
• Can tip over. Yes, the wide width of this helps keep the float stable—but that doesn’t mean it can’t tip over. As with any pool float, an adult must be with a child in the pool at all times.
• Kids sometimes slip out the back. Yes, there is a crotch strap with this float, but we see reports that some kids can still slip out the back. We didn’t find that in our testing, but it is a good reminder that you have to be in the pool with baby at all times!
• Have to be careful not to overinflate. The maker suggests filling the air chambers 80% to 90%.