“ Brand: ELC / Type: Armbands „
We purchased these armbands online for £3, as they were in the sale. They normally retail for £6.00 per pair. Worth every penny. The store where I live is quite small and didn't have any in stock-hence us ordering online.
The armbands are a really nice pastel coloured pink, with pictures of various sea animals on them (fish and seahorses). They also come with a small repair kit incase the armbands get a hole in them.
These armbands have been going strong for more than a year,and so far we haven't had to repair them at all. The material doesn't feel very thick-but it's certainly done the trick. We struggle to get things for my daughter as she has very sensitive skin-but these have never caused a reaction of any sort.
The armbands have enabled my daughter to explore the pool confidently without me having to hold on all the time. Unlike many other armbands, these armbands stay put for the duration.
I would recommend these armbands as they have proved priceless. They are very true to size and the price of them is similar to the ones in other shops. I will be purchasing the same ones for my other daughter.
From my daughter being about 3 months old, I have tries to take her swimming on a regular basis. When she was very young, we had a Konfidence Swimsuit but as she grew out of this, I decided to buy her some armbands.
I spotted these online at Early Learning Centre and it was currently on their buy 2 get one free promotion for outdoor toys so it gave me an excuse to buy a couple of other items too!
The armbands look really pretty, they are a really deep pink colour with pictures of fish and seahorses on, the inner part of the armband is a paler pink colour.
The armbands are also available in red, and they have dolphins and shells on.
They are suitable from 12months, Lauren started wearing hers from around 9months old and they fitted nicely on her arms, 4 years later and the armbands still fit her.
Both products retail for £6 and are available at Mothercare, Early Learning Centre, online and in store, I have also noticed recently, Amazon selling ELC products and they also have the same promotions running (but they seem to have free delivery!)
Inflating the armbands was a little tricky at first, you have to bite the valve slightly as you blow (this opens the 'airway' up). The valve will not let air escape (again unless you bit it slightly) so you haven't got to worry about them deflating. The whole valve can then be pushed into the armband so as they aren't rubbing on her or she cannot catch them.
I am really impressed with the overall quality of these armbands, they have lasted 4 years and still going strong!
Being able to swim is such a necessity that I would have paid a lot more for the product so I think £6 is an absolute bargain!
5 out of 5 stars from me!
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We bought a float and wopggle for our eldest daughter for when we go swimming as she was clinging to us and was afriad to be alone in the pool, whilst we were in Early Learning Centre we saw some pink armbands and bought them for our youngest daughter.
The armbands cost about £5 and they are suitable for children aged one and upwards, the armbands are a lovely pale pink colour and they have pictures of sea creatures on them such as a seahorse, a fish, shells and then little bubbles floating around. The bubbles on the arm bands are white in colour and the pictures are lilac and different shades of pink so they are certainly very girly.
The armbands are made of plastic and have a hole on each one for blowing them up, the bands are triangular in shape so once blown up they provide a space for your childs arm to go throug, as our daughter is only one and has small arms we blow these up all the way although if our four year old wants to wear them we have to let a little of the air out to get her arms in.
The armbands are easy to blow up simply blow into the hole and then seal the value with the stopper, this will then push inside the armband so that it doesn't accidentally get opened. The bands are easy to put on and i find it easy to put them onto my daughter wrist and then I hold her hand with one hand to pull her arm straight gently of course and then hold the other hand to push the armband up to the top of her arm. Once in the pool the armbands do the job well and keep my little one afloat, she thinks it's funny when we throw her into the water and she bounces back up again.
The armbands are easy to deflate, remove the stopper and squeeze both sides of the value whilst squeezing the armband, they dry off easily and are small when deflated so not hard to store. I think the armbands are cute although at one year old my daughter isn't bothered what they look like. I would recommend these arm bands as I can't find fault with them.
I think it's very important for children to know how to swim and I think the best way to do this is to introduce them to water when they are very small so they learn to not be afraid and hopefully have fun in the swimming pool. We have been taking my little girl swimming since she was born practically and now our Sunday morning ritual is to take her and my new baby son to the local baths.
She is not the most confident in the water but you can tell every week that she builds up a bit more confidence and gets a bit more dating when it comes to how far into the water she will go on her own. One of the things that has helped with this confidence is these arm bands from The Early Learning Centre. My girl is only little so wading into the water on her own was quite daunting but with these arms bands on it gives her a bit of confidence knowing that there is something keeping her afloat in the water. When she first tried them it was a bit of a revelation and now she insists on wearing them even before we get in the pool.
The armbands are pink and they match her swimming costume which is very important in her eyes. They have a fun seahorse design on them with pictures of purple seahorses and fish dotted around the arm bands so it's quite in keeping with the water theme and they are cute looking.
The arm bands came flat in a box so all you need to do is just blow them up. There is a little plastic valve on each armband that you use to blow into and you don't need much puff which is nice. Once they have reached the desired pumped up level you can push the valve back into the arm band so it lays flush against the band and does not get in the way. I find these arm bands keep the air in them well and do not become too deflated. We just keep them blown up in the back of the car and find we don't need to blow them up again between visits which is nice.
They are quite easy to get on and my little girl can put them on herself although she does need a bit of help tugging them up her arm and getting them into position. I find if you wet them and the skin a little before putting them on they are much easier to get on. They stay in place well once we are in the water and are not so big that they get in the way of her trying to splash her arms and create a swimming stroke.
The arm bands are suitable from 1 year but obviously never leave a child unattended while using these near a swimming pool or any form of water. They cost £6 for the pair and are available from The Early Learning Centre.