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Puddle Jumpers: More harm than good?

Raise your hand if you have bought flotation devices for your children to wear in the pool? Yes, I am raising my hand too. Unfortunately it is a misconception in our society that Puddle Jumpers are safe. When in fact, it gives children a dangerous relationship with water. It provides a false sense of security and also builds muscle memory for vertical body orientation in the water, which is in fact the drowning position. The only way for a child to self rescue in water is to learn to be in a horizontal position, floating and swimming to safety. Below is an excellent article explaining more.

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