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Rate the Puddle Jumper

***** 5 Stars (Super Love it)
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**** 4 Stars (love it)
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31%
*** 3 Stars (It's okay)
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8%
** 2 Stars (Whatever)
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Total votes : 13

Puddle Jumper Fan Club

Postby HawaiiMommy » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:25 am

Love the puddle jumper!
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I wish I could make commission on all the puddle jumpers I'm getting people to buy. DD's like a spokes model for how great they are. Check out her video here:
http://babyslushie.blogspot.com/2009/07/puddle-jumper.html
We bought season passes to the water park because they were on sale and it's only about a 10 min drive from our house so we just enjoy the hot afternoons at the water park.
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Everyone asks about it and so we tell them. Our neighbor has an inground pool that we use sometimes too. After seeing DD in her puddle jumper, and then we let her niece who is the same age try it out, she went out and bought one for her. So now the 2 girls swim laps around each other it's soo much fun.
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Just thought I would start a topic and let people tell their stories too, a fan club of sorts.
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Postby Leighsah » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:34 am

Well, I do love it....but I don't totally love it. I haven't written it off completely because Phillip still is technically about 2 or 3 lbs too small for it and I think that might be impacting the performance. He does not feel confident in it at all.....he has ended up face first in the water and other times has flipped to his back (which he hates). So I think once he grows a bit....it will work better for us.
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Postby emoprincesa » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:49 am

I could totally ditto what Leighsah said!

First, I have a stubborn child...so when I tried to let him go he freaked out. But I stood him on the steps and he got to "do it himself" he was a lot better. But he does still keep doing faceplants and he really does freak out on his back (always has). Brayden is also a little too small...he's 25ish lbs.

But I still gave it a 4 because they are really cool...I think they will work better for us next summer though.
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Postby mousepoet » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:32 am

I have the same problem, small tot, face plants. I do like it, though, and I think it will be great once she grows into it a little more. She loves it.
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Postby Lstar311 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:43 am

Where did you get them? One step ahead had them but they are sold out I think. Any other suggestions? I don't know is my son will wear it. He hated the vest and I had to return that so I am looking for something else.
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Postby emoprincesa » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:47 am

Walmart has them in the life vest section! $15!! :)
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Postby Leighsah » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:20 am

emoprincesa wrote:Walmart has them in the life vest section! $15!! :)


Yeah I totally got suckered....spent over 30 bucks getting it shipped from Target. :roll:
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Postby Lstar311 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:13 am

Wow, I'll have to check out Walmart. My friend ordered hers from Target online too, she'll be soo pissed if I find it cheaper!
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Postby mybabydos » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:19 am

I hope I can vote, buy Im not even try to buy it this year, dd2 is way too small I think, she is around 22 or 23 pounds :( , but the idea sounds good!
Sorry if my english is bad, Im learning!!!
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Postby tkmeawynow » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:05 pm

I love it we bought Braden a regular one and was mad bc he is over 30 so we had to get the toddler vest and he hated it then I found theese and he is so happy now we have a pass to six flags and he is always in the water. It is def great for the younger chubby babies verses a life jacket in my opinion and walmart here just marked them down to $10
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Postby emoprincesa » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:29 pm

tkmeawynow wrote:I love it we bought Braden a regular one and was mad bc he is over 30 so we had to get the toddler vest and he hated it then I found theese and he is so happy now we have a pass to six flags and he is always in the water. It is def great for the younger chubby babies verses a life jacket in my opinion and walmart here just marked them down to $10


Oh I gotta go look! I will get Ava's for next year!
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Postby Ang711 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:07 pm

We Super love ours! It took Eli a few minutes to figure it out. But now he is just a fish in it, and I feel more comfortable giving him the space he wants in the pool. Here is him in it the end of June when we were visiting my Aunt in TX:
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Oh and we got ours for $15 at WalMart

ETA: ignore my huge 35week belly :oops:
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Postby mandyt6 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:40 pm

I have another LO who won't let me let go of her, but I think she's a bit too small for it too. IT seems to "hike" up to her chin when she's in the water, but I can't make the strap any tighter. She's 28 lbs.

Ang - I can't believe the way Eli jumps right in and goes under and everything! 8O 8O
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Postby emoprincesa » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:48 pm

mandyt6 wrote:I have another LO who won't let me let go of her, but I think she's a bit too small for it too. IT seems to "hike" up to her chin when she's in the water, but I can't make the strap any tighter. She's 28 lbs.


Yeh, this is our problem too. I do not know how to fix that. It has to be because of their size, right?

And wow to Eli!!! Brayden makes this fake coughing sound when he gets water in his mouth, so I don't think he's ready to go under yet. :lol:
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Postby memmie » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:40 pm

I love it!! Emersan does SOOO good in it. I just used it on her the other day for the first time and she did not want me to hold her at all!! She swam around like a little fish and was in love with the independence.
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