Swimming has always been an important part of my life, so I’ve been taking the girls swimming regularly since they were a few weeks old. As well as swimming in the pool, I love open water swimming – whether that’s in rivers, lakes or in the sea.
I recently discovered Konfidence, who produce some amazing children’s swim accessories – just the sort of things my girls need. We were all delighted when Konfidence offered to send us a few of their products to try out, and we put them to good use on a sunny day in the paddling pool.
Children’s wetsuits from Konfidence
The wetsuits are the girls’ pride and joy at the moment. They can’t wait to use them in the lake when we go on holiday. They were warm enough to stop them from getting chilly in the paddling pool but they allowed them the flexibility to play as well – I was pleased with this because neoprene can often be a bit restrictive.
Neoprene Dive Sticks
We were sent some brilliant neoprene DiveStiks that are perfect for the swimming pool. They sink to the bottom, but then stand up so that children can grab them from the bottom.
Other Konfidence water toys
The girls also loved playing with their Flashing Floating Blinkies, little toys that float and flash in the water. These are perfect to throw around in the swimming pool and the fact that they flash as well was even more exciting for the girls. They are also incredibly reasonably priced at just £5.99 for three or £1.99 for one.
Neoprene baby change mat from Konfidence
This neoprene roll & go baby changer is ideal for the beach or poolside. I quite often find that there’s no changing mat available at the swimming pool, so it’s really useful to have one rolled up in my bag. I have to admit, when Lia’s out of nappies I’ll be using it for sitting on when we’re at the beach, it’s perfect!
Konfidence Reusable Swim Nappy
Lia is coming very close to wanting to start potty training now, but I’m sure she’ll still be in a swim nappy for a while. I do wish I’d found this adjustable AquaNappy when the girls were much younger though. It fits babies from 3 months to 30 months of age and fastens with both velcro and poppers for extra protection.
Konfidence swim jackets
In addition to all these fabulous products that we’ve tried out, Konfidence have just launched some brand new designs of their Original Konfidence Swim Jacket. Two of these have a nautical design based on the Cornish heritage of Konfidence and I think you’ll agree they are just the cutest thing ever.