What type of swim gear do you use on your toddler?

Lil Castian absolutely loves going swimming! :-) Last year for the entire summer wearing his swim training life vest was like routine before going into the water and was so helpful and gave me peace of mind for safety. However; I know some styles/brands/ can fit differently and still create concern. What do you feel most most comfortable on your child? And how do they like it?

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    07/25/14
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      07/25/14
      We have a life jacket for Tristen that you can adjust all of the straps and it has a strap that goes between the legs so that the life vest doesn't come off over their head. We have a Speedo brand for him and it seems to fit better than any other brand, my Mom has another brand vest that he has used before but it just doesn't fit as well. Tristen HATES wearing any of them but we still make him. And because he is still so young we always hang on to him anyhow.
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        07/25/14
        Yes, I agree with the tubes and everything. Caz on the other hand thinks he can swim, although he has the technique started he's just ready to be independent. We also have the vest with the leg straps and I like that one a lot. He refuses to try swimmies and it becomes a major challenge to get them on him. Although he has been difficult with any of the above we still stick to the vest. Can be scary with these lil ones. we must be safe :-)
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