Saturday, June 23, 2012

FREDS SWIM ACADEMY SWIMTRAINER :: Now Available at ThanksMama.com! Review & Giveaway {Ends 7/6}

Teaching your child to swim can often be frustrating for parents, and many times it's a scary experience for young children too. Lucky for me it won't be either of those this summer because I have the SWIMTRAINER "Classic" from FREDS SWIM ACADEMY.

FREDS SWIM ACADEMY makes Germany's number one swim training tool, the SWIMTRAINER "Classic". It's now available in the USA from ThanksMama.com, an online cloth diaper and natural parenting store that I recently reviewed some cloth trainers from. I'm really excited that they found the SWIMTRAINER and started offering it in their store! It's definitely a product that every parent should try! The SWIMTRAINER is a three stage learning system that starts with infants as early as 3 months! The SWIMTRAINER offers babies and children:
  • Ideal swimming position in the water
  • Fast and easy to put on with clip fastener
  • Inflatable pads to prevent slipping through
  • Adjustable safety belt to prevent tipping forwards
I was absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to review the SWIMTRAINER. When we go to the pool I end up holding Buddy and trying to get him to use his "kickers" and "scoopers" as we go. It's no fun for him, or me. And quite frankly, my back doesn't enjoy holding an almost-40-pounder in the water! The SWIMTRAINER "Classic" in Orange that we received is the second stage of the SWIMTRAINER learning system and is best for approximately 33-65 lbs. At this stage it helps teach correct arm and leg movements while providing an ideal swimming position in the water. It took only a minute to blow up each air chamber by mouth and we were ready to hop in the pool!


On the left you can see the white thin air chamber on his belly. This helps lift his body up so he's lying more on his stomach in the water instead of just up and down. It also helps get him in the right position for real swimming. The straps can be adjusted in the back so that they keep your child from putting too much weight in the front which can make them tip over. The white air chambers on each side of him as seen on the right help keep Buddy from slipping through. The orange tube is open in the back so his little bottom can get up high on top of the water. 

Now, Buddy is usually quite timid about the pool. He loves the water and has been asking every day to swim, but, for example, he doesn't like it when we try to teach him how to hold on to the side and we let go for a second. It's completely understandable for him to feel like that, but it's also not creating a positive experience that fosters learning. But, the SWIMTRAINER holds him securely, giving him a positive experience, and the freedom to move around and figure out how it feels to swim without being held up by mom or dad. Watch this little clip I took just 5 minutes after we got in the pool with the SWIMTRAINER for the first time.


 This is the first time WE as parents have had a little more independence while in the pool with our son! No more holding required! Of course the SWIMTRAINER is no substitute for watching your child closely, we just didn't need to have our hands on him at all times. That means more freedom for everyone for a more enjoyable time at the pool! It also means Buddy is learning how to swim in a more effective way (and mom won't have to stress about it anymore!). 

Be sure to check out the entire selection of natural parenting and baby products from Thanks Mama. This family owned store offers budget- and eco-friendly products for cloth diapering, potty training, swim diapers, natural baby care, baby carriers, bibs, toys, nursery furniture and bedding, strollers and much more. With a price and safe guarantee, free shipping on orders over $60 within the USA, 90-day easy returns, frequents promotions and sales, and a rewards program, this is a wonderful online source for natural-preferring mamas everywhere.

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32 comments:

Mayla Moore said...

I would like the ERGObaby Carrier

aperry said...

I'd like to try the Flip Potty Trainer Shell

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

iCandy Cherry Stroller
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Attila & Tamara said...

I'd like to try the Thirsties Duo All in One Cloth Diaper

Brandi Elam said...

I love the iCandy Peach stroller and changing bag.

Allison Downes said...

I want to buy the FuzziBunz One Size Elite Pocket Cloth Diaper with Free Hemp inserts 6 Pack

Kimberly said...

I like the PlanToy Classic Train
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Stefanie Elysse Hurtado said...

I'd also love to try the Melissa and Doug Clay Play!

Sarah MomE25 said...

I would love their Baby Body Wash.

Janet W. said...

I would like the The Disposable Potty - 5 Pack.
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Leslie Galloway said...

Sophie the Giraffe

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Amanda said...

I'd love the EcoPosh Recycled Organic OS Fitted Pocket Diaper.
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Stephanie H. said...

I really like Bumkins One Size Stuff-it Cloth Diaper

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Paula L. said...

Love the PlanToys Road and Rail City Transportation Play Set.

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Felicia R said...

I would like to try a bumgenius freetime diaper

Fawn said...

I love the PlanToys Chalet Dollhouse with Furniture
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polly said...

love the plan toys wooden play table
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Beth R said...

I'd love the EcoPosh Recycled Organic OS Fitted Pocket Diaper.

Erika P. said...

I like the Atlantic Furniture Richmond Convertible Crib.

Michelle Macaluso said...

I love the Bumkins Grande Diaper Bag.

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Bonnye said...

we would love to try the Kissa's Pocket Training Pants

Courtney B said...

i want the snugpiece wooldpad car seat cover

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Melissa said...

I'd love to try an EcoPosh recycled organic one size fitted pocket diaper!

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Paul T / Pauline T said...

I like The Homestead Company Belly Oil- emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

katychick said...

i need the first years strollers also
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heather c. said...

EcoPosh Recycled Organic One Size Fitted Pocket Diaper

Nina H said...

I love that they sell the ergo!
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firefly201079 said...

i would like to try the potty training dvd http://www.thanksmama.com/Potty_Training_in_One_Day_DVD_p/miv-004.htm

corey1971 said...

PlanToys Unit Block Set (Corey Olomon)(CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

Christine Jessamine said...

i would love the boba baby carrier in tweet!

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Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Organic Shampoo bodywash by Earth Friendly Baby
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Laura Jacobson said...

I would also love the Kushies Hooded Towel! Would also be great after we take Carter swimming! We are trying to teach him to swim a bit...so would love to win this.
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