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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Jessie 2 | 2006/10/30

Q.

swim safe???

My child is just 2 now & weighs 11-12 kg. I bought the bentley tube for her to swim, but she tips over in water. Maybe it's too small as the tube sits under arms, however her weight is right for size I bought. I want to return it to shop & get something else, maybe life jacket type. Maybe I should opt for the tubes around upper arms & floating tube? Any advice?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

I have'nt got any specific advice here, but obviously the Bentley tube is useless and very dangerous for your daughter.I hope that our regular contributors will have some more advice for you.

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Posted by: Lou | 2006/11/01

You should start her with swimming lessons now, and as for a floating device, arm bands are about the safest, but nothing beats the safety of taking her to a proper swimming school so she can be taught properly.

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