Marvellous Swim Mirrors
The swim mirror is a relatively new idea in the USA, but one that has been enthusiastically embraced by swim teaches and schools throughout all the states. Its finding one that doesn’t fall to pieces in the first half an hour that has proved difficult. The Splash Mirror is the perfect swim mirror. Available from stock in the US just check our website or ask your local swim class.
So what on earth is a swim mirror? Well, If you are looking for new ways to engage your baby when you take them swimming, or your youngster is having “Water wobbles” and suddenly developed a fear of water, one of the best distractions is a swim mirror.
These fantastic water skill toys are sure to stop tears and certain to be chewed. In fact mirrors are incorporated into many baby swim lessons, as teachers have developed programs and songs focused on using the mirror.
The splash Mirror spent many months in testing and development and lots of prototypes were discarded. Some were far too easily chewed leaving bits of floating foam in the water, some bent and the mirror distorted, scaring the babies when they looked at themselves (this was probably funny, but not at the time of testing) and some shapes were just too hard or too big for little hands to hold.
Hundreds of babies and toddlers took part in our trials whilst we perfected the Splash Mirror, finally agreeing that the shape had to be interesting and offer plenty of ways to grasp it and hold it. Too round and baby couldn’t manage it, too square and they lost interest, shapes of fish and crabs also didn’t work, because they were too hard for small babies to recognize.
The perfect shape turned out to be our water splash shape, with lots of contoured edges to grip and chew, made from robust yet super soft EVA, which held a sturdy mirror securely in the middle and chew proof. The EVA surface even stuck to the edge of the pool, so babies could swim towards them, watching themselves getting closer.
We have seen lots of fantastic uses in classes for the mirror but parents have had great use out of them at home as well, using them in the bath and when they visit the pool outside of lessons. Lightweight, anti mold and quick drying its an ideal bath and swim toy.
Available from Splash About direct or your local swim school. Happy Splashing!