I'm not a huge fan of water but want to get my daughter used to it so she doesn't end up with the same fears as me. We go swimming quite often so I purchased a swim bag for my daughter to keep all of her bits and pieces inside.
The swim bag I purchased was this Dora the Explorer one. I bought it on sale from Amazon for around £2.50 if I remember correctly. There were a few different designs to choose from, we went for the summer breeze bag.
The bag is exactly what I expected a child based swim bag to be. It is made from plastic, perfect for a swimming bag as wet swimming costumes and towels being put inside will not get the material wet and compromise the bag. The bag is approximately 45 centimetres high by 35 centimetres wide. At the top of the bag there are a couple of poppers that keep the contents in the bag, it isn't the most secure of fastenings if you have lots of small items inside the bag, buy for swimming stuff I think it is ok. There is also a rope handle attached to the side of the bag, this comes from the top of the bag and runs to the bottom.
My daughter loves her Dora swim bag, the design on the front is summery as the name suggests. It features a large printed picture of Dora sitting on the beach. The bag is a nice size and although it doesn't have any extra material on the sides to make it wider, she can still fit her towel, change of clothes and swimming costume inside. Once we are finished swimming I usually use this bag to put all of the wet bits and pieces inside to save my bag getting wet and having to use carrier bags. The handle is a good size and it goes around my daughter body well so she can carry it herself. Though, I tend to have to carry it once we've finished swimming.
We bought the swim bag early 2012 and it's been used on numerous occasions since then and is still in an excellent condition. For this reason I would definitely recommend it. The price was fantastic and it fits everything a child would need in. I can't think of any negatives. Perfect for fans of Dora the Explorer.
Written March 2013