Water safety is on every parent’s mind as soon as you realize you have to bathe that squirming, screeching new addition at some point. At first, you’ll get to give sponge baths that are a little less terrifying for new parents because you don’t have to navigate a water-filled tub with your baby. Eventually, though, you’ll have to brave the tub and there’s a whole new series of anxious thoughts running through your mind. From bumping heads on faucets to slipping on smooth tub surfaces, little ones are at risk when they are in the tub.

To further add to your list of worries, summer strikes. This time of year, parents especially are concerned with water safety for the whole family. Whether it’s keeping kids safe in the family pool or at the local swimming hole, or on white-water rapids, parents need to know how to keep their families safe both in and around water.

Overall, bath time and swimming time should be fun for everyone, and the good news is that several safety-minded companies have come to the rescue with smart and innovative water safety products. While no water product can replace an attentive parent or certified lifeguard, these water safety products give parents a little more peace of mind when spending time in and near the water their families.

1. Swimline Pool Safety Ring Buoy

Pool Safety Ring Buoy

Even bigger kids can get tired while swimming or gulp a little too much water while playing in the pool. Swimline’s pool float will help make those family swim times a little more enjoyable and a little less worrisome.

Key Features:

  • 18.5” rigid foam ring
  • Complete with nylon tow rope
  • Unsinkable

Cost: *Est. $22

2. Watch Out! Near Water (Watch Out! Books)

Watch Out water safety book

Sometimes, the best strategy for keeping kids safe is to rely on the old tried-and-true method of learning through literacy. In this book by Claire Llewellyn and illustrated by Mike Gordon, kids learn the importance of learning to swim and the safety rules surrounding pools, the beach, and open boats.

Key Features:

  • Brief passages for easy understanding by younger children
  • Colorful, cartoon-style illustrations on every page
  • Clearly written


  • Paperback – *Est. $6
  • Other formats and editions – Prices range from *Est. $2.30 – $40

3. Aquatopia Deluxe Safety Bath Thermometer Alarm

Water Temperature Alarm

One of the most difficult bath-time tasks for parents is getting the water temperature correct for their kids. Always worried that the water is too hot or getting too cold near the end of bath time, parents tend to be up to their elbows in water… literally. Let the Deluxe Safety Bath Thermometer Alarm take the guesswork – and sopping wet arms – out of the bath time routine.

Key Features:

  • Easy to use – no buttons
  • Automatically activates
  • Reads bath temperature every 2 seconds
  • Alerts parents with an audible alarm if the water is too hot or too cold

Cost: *Est. $8

4. Safety Turtle Pet Immersion Pool/Water Alarm Kit

Pet Immersion Alarm

Safety Turtle provides water safety products for those other types of children, your four-leggers. Be alerted when your pet is immersed in water, as the Turtle continues to sound its alarm until it is reset. Unlike other pool alarms that may be deactivated by anyone who cleans or uses the pool or spa, Safety Turtle offers continual protection.

Key Features:

  • Includes one Velcro strap (5”L x ¾”W, that attaches to your pet’s collar), one Turtle Sensor, and a standard Base Station
  • Works with all fresh water, from natural lakes and ponds to pools and hot tubs
  • Loud alarm sounds immediately at the Base Station when the Turtle is immersed in water
  • Alarm continues to sound until it is reset
  • Safety Turtle system can be expanded through the purchase of additional sensors of the same color
  • The Turtle battery life is 3-4 years


  • Safety Turtle Pet Immersion Pool/Water Alarm Kit – *$Est. $180
  • Safety Turtle Wristband – *$Est. $67

5. Swim School Aqua Tot Trainer

Swim Vest Trainer

Designed for frequent use, the Swim School Aqua Tot Trainer is a rugged inflatable tube trainer. The kids’ swim vest easily slips over swimsuits and has a buckled anchor strap to keep it in place, so you can relax a little while helping your little one learn to swim.

Key Features:

  • Provides a full 360 degrees of flotation
  • Fits ages 2-4
  • Swim tube inflates by mouth in 2 minutes
  • Safety strap adjusts for comfort and fit
  • Inflated diameter is 16 ½”

Cost: *Est. $15

6. Premier Fido Float Dog Life Vest


Pet parents also want to feel secure when taking their dogs on and off shore. With the Fido Float Dog Life Vest, you can increase your dog’s endurance and make boating safer for dogs.

Key Features:

  • Exclusive collar-to-tail zipper for easy on and off
  • Bright, nautical yellow color is easily spotted, even from a distance
  • Adjustable chest straps for a secure fit
  • Handle makes it easier to life dog out of the water
  • Ranges in size from Tiny to X-Large


  • Tiny – *Est. $11
  • X-Small – *Est. $16
  • Small – *Est. $16
  • Medium – *Est. $16
  • Large – *Est. $16
  • X-Large – *Est. 23

7. Speedo Kid’s Begin to Swim Fabric Arm Bands


As kids grow a bit more familiar with water, they will be ready for an introduction to swimming. These level two Fabric Arm Bands from Speedo provide full flotation support and help build confidence, so kids can develop beginning swim skills.

Key Features:

  • Soft polyester provides maximum comfort
  • Dual chamber heavy duty inflatable arm band for added safety and durability
  • Bright inner fabric is highly visible for increased safety
  • Max weight – 110 lbs.
  • Safety valve must be squeezed for proper inflation and deflation

Cost: *Est. $16

8. Water Gear Back Float, Progressive Split Float

Water Gear

As young swimmers become more skilled at swimming, they often do not want to be hindered by floats around their waist and arms. Water Gear offers a solution with its Back Float, featuring a Progressive Split Float.

Key Features:

  • Soft, comfortable, closed cell EVA foam that will not absorb water or chip
  • Easily buckles on back
  • Frees arms for proper motion while swimming
  • Split design allows adjustment as swimmer progresses

Cost: *Est. $10

9. Watersafe WS425B Drinking Water Test Kit



Sometimes, water safety needs to be something you keep in mind even inside your own home, with the water that you drink.  With the WaterSafe Drinking Water Test Kit, you are able to bring lab-quality results to your home and identify whether your drinking water is safe for your family.

Key Features:

  • Identifies harmful levels of lead and bacteria in your water
  • Easy to use – no mixing or measuring
  • Results in 10 minutes
  • Safe and convenient

Cost: *Est. $20

10. Skip Hop Bath Spout Cover, Moby

Skip Hop

Protect baby’s noggin from the tub faucet with Skip Hop’s Moby. With his bright colors and cute face, Moby is sure to dress up any tub while keeping baby safe, too.

Key Features:

  • Soft, tough rubber protects baby during bath time
  • Fin easily adjusts to tighten and fit Moby on most spouts
  • Blowhole allows for easy access to shower diverter
  • Hang Moby from his tail hook when he’s not in use

Cost: *Est. $13

11. Power Swimr System – Medium, by SwimWays

Swim Ways

Not all swim products have been endorsed by an Olympic gold medalist, but this one has. Josh Davis, three-time Olympic gold medalist, supports this swim system that is designed for kids ages 3 to 6 and who weigh approximately 35 to 55 pounds. The system grows with your child, as the foam plates can be removed one by one until she is swimming all by herself.

Key Features:

  • Designed for kids who are ready to swim
  • The system allows for gradual decrease of flotation pads, allowing for swimming support at the child’s own readiness levels
  • Hidden pockets keep flotation pads secure
  • Adjustable cords create a snug fit that enhances child’s confidence

Cost: *Est. $28

12. Mustang Classic Industrial PFD with 4 Pockets


All family members to be safe when boating or fishing, and Mustang Survival offers an industrial-strength personal flotation device (PFD) for those occasions.  The large armholes allow for optimal mobility, and the Tug-Tite side adjustments create a custom fit for users.

Key Features:

  • Four large Velcro-secured front pockets for conveniently storing essential items
  • 2 D-rings can be used for lanyard attachments
  • SOLAS reflective tape on shoulders allows for visibility in dark or stormy conditions
  • USCG approved
  • Includes a one-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Sizes range from Small – X-Large


  • Small – *Est. $58
  • Medium – *Est. $57
  • Large – *Est. $62
  • X-Large – *Est. $62

13. The First Years Infant to Toddler Tub with Sling

The First Years Tub

Designed for use from the very first bath through baths during the toddler years, the Infant to Toddler Tub from The First Years provides a safe and comfortable environment to make bath time more enjoyable and safe.  Complete with a temperature guard drain plug, the tub has features to make bath time easier for parents and children.

Key Features:

  • Adjustable baby tub with built-in wash basin for toys, rinse water, and supplies
  • Fits single and double sinks
  • Upright backrest provides additional support for toddlers
  • Includes mesh sling and foam pads to cradle infants

Cost: *Est. $16

14. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter


Families who camp frequently know the value of clean drinking water from virtually anywhere, and it never hurts for members of the family to be prepared. LifeStraw, a Time Magazine “Invention of the Year” winner, offers access to clean and safe drinking water for anyone, anywhere.

Key Features:

  • No after-taste, since no chlorine, iodine, or other chemicals are used
  • No waiting time for water to drip or chemicals to act; you can drink from your LifeStraw right away
  • 5-year shelf life
  • Removes a minimum of 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites

Cost: *Est. $20

15. Speedo Kid’s Begin to Swim Classic Arm Bands

Speedo Classic

Speedo also offers its classically-styled arm bands, which have been updated to a more kid-friendly design. Kids will love the bright, fun colorful Level 2 flotation support as they transition from beginning swimmers to a more confident swimmers.

Key Features:

  • Dual chamber heavy duty inflatable arm band for added safety and durability
  • Bright inner fabric is highly visible for increased safety
  • Max weight – 110 lbs.

Cost: *Est. $6

16. Inflatable Swim Vest

Yiwu HongYu

Sometimes, a boating or swimming trip means having a lot to pack in a just little amount of space. The inflatable swim vest from Yiwu HongYu Plastic Co, Ltd. Stores is compact and easily stored, since you can fold it up until you inflate it for use.

Key Features:

  • Smooth seams and bright colors for added safety
  • Soft, durable neoprene construction
  • Attaches easily with quick-release adjustable buckles
  • Three air chambers

Cost: *Est. 17

17. Boon Flo Water Deflector and Protective Faucet Cover with Bubble Bath Dispenser


Adding a little more style and fun to bath safety is a whole lot easier with Boon’s Flo Water Deflector. Flo transforms a regular bathtub faucet into a gentle waterfall that kids won’t mind leaning back into when it’s time to rinse the shampoo.

Key Features:

  • Projects water away from faucet
  • Helps protect noggins from bumps on the faucet
  • Allows access to shower diverter
  • BPA, Phthalate, and PVC free

Cost: *Est. $14

18. Columbia Men’s Drainmaker II Water Shoe


Often, Dads are charged with hauling the canoes and kayaks on shore and holding the boat steady until the last little feet are onboard. Dad’s job will be easier and more comfortable with Columbia’s Drainmaker II Water Shoe.

Key Features:

  • Rubber sole
  • Drainable midsole
  • Mesh upper for quicker drying time
  • Sizes 7-14 available

Cost: *Est. price ranges from $75-$85

19. Turtlemeter, the Baby Bath Floating Turtle Toy and Bath Tub Thermometer


Ozeri’s Turtlemeter brings safety and functionality to play time in the bath tub. The Turtlemeter calculates bath water temperature every second and displays the temperature with three different color screens, for an easy-to-read result every time.

Key Features:

  • Instantly activates in the water
  • Floats naturally and is fully submersible
  • Displays in Fahrenheit on an easy-to-read LCD with blue, green, or red colors

Cost: *Est. $13

20.  @fox40whistle

Fox 40

Fox 40’s Water Safety Rope & Float is softer and easier to handle than a conventional rope, so boating and other marine activities with your family can be a little more worry-free. With 900lb breaking strength, this safety rope should meet all of your family’s aquatic needs.

Key Features:

  • Made from extra-fine polypropylene filaments woven into a high-density braid
  • 50ft length
  • fFoat is made of expanded polyvinyl chloride for toughness, weather resistance, and long-service life
  • Clearly visible and easy to grasp

Cost: *Est. $13

21. Kwik Tek LL-2 Life Line Boat Safety Kit

Kwik Tek

When boating with your family, it is best to be prepared for anything, and Kwik Tek’s Boat LL-2 Life Line Boat Safety Kit makes sure that you are. Recommended for all boats, this kit includes all of the essentials.

Key Features:

  • 50-foot buoyant heaving line
  • Bailer: watertight container
  • Sound signaling device: pealess whistle
  • Watertight flashlight

Cost: *Est. $13

22. Original Fox 40 Classic Whistle

Fox40 Whistle

Whether boating, swimming, or fishing, your family needs to be able to alert others if danger arises. The pealess whistle has an intense high-pitched trill that can be heard over long distances.

Key Features:

  • Pealess design means water will not affect the whistle’s performance
  • Durable
  • Available in several colors

Cost: *Est. $6

23. Boat Safety Kit, Fox 40 Deluxe

Fox 40 Boat Safety Kit

Don’t let its compact size fool you: Fox 40’s Deluxe Boat Safety Kit has everything your family needs to stay safe on a day of canoeing, kayaking, or boating. Complete with the Original Fox 40 Whistle, this kit comes from a reputable name in water safety products.

Key Features:

  • Contents of kit fit into bailer
  • Bailer capped with mirrored SOS lid
  • 50ft woven polypropylene Fox 40 Marine Rope & Float
  • Waterproof Fox 40 Marine LED flashlight
  • 2AA Duracell batteries

24. Falcon Safety Push Button Horn


With a full five-star rating on Amazon.com, the Falcon Safety Push Button Horn seems to be the clear choice among boaters. If your family needs to signal because of fog, rescue, or emergency situations, the Falcon horn is the top choice.

Key Features:

  • 100% ozone safe
  • Nonflammable
  • Guaranteed unbreakable
  • Removable horn for easy storage

Cost: *Est. $21

25. Tie Down Engineering 81201 Bow Marine Safety Chain

Tie Down

Boating safety isn’t just something to consider when in the water, but also when traveling to and from the water. The bow safety chain from Tie Down Engineering adds peace of mind when hauling your boat to those fun family outings.

Key Features:

  • Safely connect your boat to the bow stand of your trailer
  • Product dimensions: 9.8 x 7.8 x 2 inches
  • Zinc-plated with S-hook

Cost: *Est. $4

26. Kwik Tek BKS-6 Boat Kill Switch Keys with Lanyard

Kwik Tek Boat Keys

Don’t get stuck on the dock or in the water with a broken kill switch key or realize you’ve lost yours. Kiwk Tek’s lanyard includes 7 keys to save your day on the water.

Key Features:

  • Keys fit all BRP, Johnson, Evinrude, Mercury, Yamaha, Honda, Tohatus, Nissan, and Suzuki kill switches
  • Equipped with a swivel snap hook to prevent tangles
  • Rust-free stainless steel crimps

Cost: *Est. $10

27. Cal June USCG Approved Ring Buoy

Cal June

Whether boating or swimming, your family needs to be protected from the nightmare of a possible drowning. The U.S.C.G. Approved Life Rings from Cal June should help put your mind at ease.

Key Features:

  • Solid closed cell foam throughout
  • Soft and resilient to the touch
  • Will not rot or mildew
  • Double UV inhibitor prevents deterioration
  • Resists weather and temperature extremes


  • 19-inch: *Est. $58
  • 20-inch: *Est. $50
  • 24-inch: *Est. $60
  • 30-inch: *Est. $74

28. Small Skamper Ramp SKR1 Dog Safety Pool/Boat Ladder

Skamper Ramp

Designed for animals up to 45 pounds, the small Skamper Ramp is an ideal option for keeping pets safe, as it provide them with a way out of the water. Help your pet to get out of the water or feel less trapped in a watery environment with this solution from Skamper Ramp.

Key Features:

  • 25” x 13” x 5”
  • Compatible with vinyl or in-ground pools, as well as most docks and many boats
  • Safe for pools with liners
  • Easy to install

Cost: *Est. $60

29. Intex Explorer 200 Boat Set


If your family is going to have some boating fun, they might as well do it in a vessel that is built with safety in mind. From its two air chambers to its contemporary colors and graphics, the Explorer 200 is a great choice for safe boating fun.

Key Features:

  • Designed for calm waters
  • Grab rope on the bow
  • Inflatable floor for comfort and rigidity
  • Welded oar locks
  • Includes 2 oars, mini air pump, and repair patch
  • 73”W x 16”H x 37”D, with a 210-pound capacity

Cost: *Est. $23

30. Outdoor First Aid Kit 201 PC for Camping, Boating, Fishing and Hunting

First Aid TRI

Even with all of your preparations, accidents happen, and the Outdoor First Aid Kit from Total Resources International should cover all of your family’s first aid needs while on the water. The 201 pieces have an emphasis on outdoor protection.

Key Features:

  • Multi-compartmental, hard case is sturdy for rugged use
  • Case includes an adjustable and removable shoulder strap
  • Convenient carry handle
  • Removable inner mini pouch for first aid on the go
  • Kit measures 7 ¾” x 7” x 3 ½”

Cost: *Est. $28

31. Scotty Small Vessel Safety Equipment Kit


Smaller vessels need to be considered for water safety as well, and this safety equipment kit from Scotty fits the bill. Even though it’s for smaller vessels, it still packs a punch, as it meets four of the items required by the Canadian Coast Guard for vessels up to 8 meters.

Key Features:

  • 15 meter buoyant heaving line
  • Bailer (watertight container)
  • Sound signaling device (pealess whistle)
  • Watertight flashlight (batteries not included)

Cost: *Est. $20

32. Orion Safety Products Orange Distress Flag, 3’ x 3’

Orion Safety

When things go wrong on the water, you need to be prepared. One of the smartest and simplest solutions is to carry this Orion Safety Distress Flag on your boat.

Key Features:

  • USCG approved as a daytime signal
  • Heavy duty vinyl construction
  • Brass grommets with (4) 12” nylon ties
  • Bright orange with international distress signal

Cost: *Est. $9

33. Munchkin Bathtub Grippy Dots, 6 Pack


Keep little ones (and big ones, too) safe from slips in the bath tub with Munchkin’s Bathtub Grippy Dots. The bright colors are ideal for toddlers, and they make bath time more fun for everyone.

Key Features:

  • Textured grips help prevent slipping in the tub
  • One dot features White Hot to tell you when the tub water is too hot
  • Strong suction cup base


  • 6-Pack (Pack of 1) – *Est. $7
  • 6-Pack (Pack of 2) – *Est. $17

34. Puj Snug – Ultra Soft Spout Cover


Preventing baby from bumps and scrapes on your tub spout is very important, but some spout covers don’t fit a variety of tub spouts. Thank goodness for Puj Snug! The flexible construction allows it to flex and fit on a wide range of spouts, keeping little ones safe no matter the bath décor.

Key features:

  • Soft, washable, and mildew resistant
  • Easy access to shower diverter
  • Fits snugly on spout

Cost: *Est. $10

35. IKEA PATRULL Non-Slip Bath Mat, Green Crocodile


Add functionality to safety and whimsy with this PATRULL bath mat by IKEA. Little ones will love bath time with their crocodile friend, and parents will love knowing that they have reduced the risk of their tots slipping in the tub or shower.

Key Features:

  • Suction cubs are easily attached and removed
  • Holes for hanging to dry and keep clean and fresh longer
  • Machine washable

Cost: *Est. $11

36. Skip Hop Moby Bathtub Elbow Rest

SkipHop Elbow

Often, parents think about safety for their children during bath time but overlook their own comfort and safety. Skip Hop provides a solution with its elbow rest, complete with cushy foam padding

Key Features

  • BPA and phthalate free
  • Nonslip backing and handy pocket for small items
  • Suctions to the tub’s edge and hangs to dry after use

Cost: *Est. $12

37. Speedo Kid’s Begin to Swim Fabric Baby Cruiser with Canopy

Speedo Cruiser

Safely introduce baby to water with this Level 1 swim solution from Speedo. The bright, colorful product promotes safe first-time water experiences for baby with full flotation support

Key Features:

  • Soft fabric seat for added comfort and mobility
  • Removable canopy for UV sun protection
  • Dual inflatable flotation chambers for added safety and durability
  • Carry bag included
  • Max. weight – 33 pounds

Cost: *Est. $30

38. TYR SPORT Aquatic Flotation Belt, One Size


Kids aren’t the only ones who can need some flotation devices from time to time. Enhance your water workout with this aquatic flotation belt from TYR.

Key Features:

  • High-density construction
  • Adjustable belt and clip system to accommodate various body types
  • Secure, perfect fit every time
  • Ergonomically-designed EVA foam
  • One of the most soft and comfortable aquatic floatation belts on the market

Cost: *Est. $18

39. Nekdoodle 3501 Flotation Device


For water activities that require a flotation device with the possibility of more mobility, the Nekdoodle is the answer. Float or swim hands-free while the Nekdoodle supports your head and neck. For parents who are catching jumping or sliding children at the pool, this might just be the solution you’ve been seeking.

Key Features

  • Multiple uses: fitness, recreation, relaxation, rehab, boating, and ocean
  • Soft, durable poly vinyl-coated foam construction
  • Permanently buoyant, no inflation necessary
  • UV protected and salt and chlorine resistant
  • Easily wipes clean

Cost: *Est. $26

40. Zoggs Kids Swim Inflatable Floatation Ring, 3-6 Years


For family swimming activities with young ones who may not yet be independent swimmers, the Inflatable Floatation Ring from Zoggs provides an easy solution. Suitable for children 3-6 years and up to approximately 55 pounds, the ring helps increase confidence in kids learning to swim.

Key Features:

  • Easy inflate valve allows for 50% quicker inflation and deflation
  • Easy to pack for swimming activities
  • Dual air chambers
  • Separate non-return safety valves

Cost: *Est. 17

41. Speedo Kid’s Begin to Swim UV Polywog Swimsuit

Speedo Polywog

One important aspect of water safety is protecting your family from the harmful sun’s rays. With UV50+ sun protection, Speedo’s UV Polywog suit provides all-day protection with maximum comfort and no restriction of motion with full flotation support.

Key Features:

  • Tapered foam inserts encourage upright position in the water
  • UV50+ protection from UVA and UVB rays
  • Boy’s style includes versatile snap-off shorts that can be worn alone


  • Small – *Est. $25
  • Medium – *Est. $26
  • Large – *Est. $25

42. Kent Red Foam Boat Cushion


With all of the precautions families take on the water, someone still could fall overboard. Be prepared for the most desperate of situations with the Kent Type IV Boat Cushion. Designed for immediate emergencies, the cushion should not be used for small children, non-swimmers, or unconscious victims.

Key Features:

  • Two-tone webbing grab straps to aid in throwing or for convenient carrying
  • Strong, durable nylon ripstop shell holds up against abrasions and snags
  • USCG approved Type IV PFD
  • 15” x 16” x 2.5”

Cost: *Est. $26

43. Fulton Personal Flotation Device Light


Accidents and incidents can happen at any time, so having a PFD light adds one more layer of protection for your family. With their bright colors and lights, the Fulton PFD Light attaches to your family’s PFDs to make them more visible in the event of a water emergency.

Key Features:

  • Safety-Pin Attachment to affix to almost any type of PFD
  • Flashes approximately 60 times per minute
  • Battery life approximately 16 hours

Cost: *Est. $17

44. Aryca Floating Lanyard Wrist Strap


Keeping track of your cell phone and electronic devices is an important part of water safety, but it is not beneficial to have them along on your swimming or boating trip if they are not within arm’s reach. Aryca’s Floating Lanyard solves that problem by adding buoyancy to your devices in their waterproof cases.

Key Features:

  • Padded wrist strap fits most portable electronic devices in their waterproof cases
  • Bright yellow color for easy, fast retrieval
  • Easy to attach
  • Also fits most digital cameras

Cost: *Est. $7

45. eForCity Floaty with 3M Adhesive Pads compatible with GoPro Hero 1/2/3/3+


Safely take your GoPro camera to capture all of your families’ fun times on the water with eForCity’s Floaty. Less worry about your electronics means more fun family time.

Key Features:

  • Easy to install and use
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Prevent camera from sinking
  • 3M adhesive sticker included for attaching the mount directly to GoPro backdoor (not included)

Cost: *Est. $4



Teaching kids to swim can be a daunting task, especially when they feel restricted by their flotation devices. Poolmaster offers one of the least-restrictive training solutions for kids.

Key Features

  • Lightweight training for kids ages 8-11
  • Height up to 62”, weight up to 80 pounds
  • Contoured body with open sides
  • Adjustable body and center straps with buckles
  • All-around buoyancy and nylon shell over closed-cell foam flotation elements

Cost: *Est. $27

47. Papillon Baby Bath Ring


One of the most difficult aspects of bath time for babies is their desire to be independent conflicting with the parents’ desire to keep them safe in the water. Papillon provides a smart solution with its Baby Bath Ring.

Key Features:

  • Create a developmental playground for baby in the tub
  • Allows baby to play freely in the water, once he can sit up on his own
  • Butterfly shape prevents baby from tipping over in the tub
  • Easy to clean – just rinse and hang or throw it into the washing machine

Cost: *Est. $45

48. Stearns Kids Puddle Jumper Deluxe Life Jacket


Designed for kids between 30 to 50 pounds, the Puddle Jumper Deluxe Life Jacket is perfect for kids who are learning how to swim and getting comfortable and confident in the water. Because the life jacket will not ride up around kids’ necks, they are more comfortable while swimming or learning to swim.

Key Features:

  • Patent pending design keeps kids’ faces up and out of the water
  • Softer woven polyester fabric cover reduces chafing
  • USCG approved, Type III Performance

Cost: *Est. $25

49. i play. Unisex-Baby Infant Swim Shoes

i play.

When having family time at lakes, ponds, and rivers, it is important to remember that babies have difficulty navigating the slippery, rocky ground. The Unisex-Baby Infant Swim Shoes from i play. are a great answer to that problem, especially because they are offered in a wide range of sizes.

Key Features:

  • 82% neoprene/10% rubber/8% nylon
  • Pull-on closure
  • Stretchy to help parents get them on little feet
  • Infant sizes 4-9
  • Toddler sizes 5-9

Cost: *Est. $10

50. Safety Pool Hook R221026


It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to water safety, and the Safety Pool Hook is a product that helps families do just that. If someone is in danger at the pool, you can safely get them out without jumping in and possibly getting into trouble yourself.

Key Features:

  • Fits any standard straight pole, except telescopic poles
  • Idea as a teaching aid or for emergencies
  • Sturdy and durable

Cost: *Est. $23