The 5 most frequently asked questions about the BabyFloat


It’s June, sunny and summer. Reasons enough to have some quality time with your little one and the BabyFloat in the water. What else do you need? (except for a coffee). BUT, we’re getting a lot of questions every day, so I picked the five frequently asked questions about the BabyFloat. Hopefully, your question will be answered. And… always keep in mind that each baby is different.   

 1.  At what age can I start using the BabyFloat?

A very important question which we hear every day. You can start using the BabyFloat when your baby can lift his (hers) own head up while lying on his (her) belly. Most of the time, this is around 8 weeks. But of course, as I said before, every baby is different.

2.  Isn’t it too tight for my baby’s neck?

Nope, your baby won’t feel anything from the BabyFloat. Let me explain that. First of all, a body of a baby is very different than a body of an adult. The big difference is the pressure on the neck. Check the blog of my colleague Frederieke, where she’s explaining how it exactly works. Secondly, the BabyFloat has no sharp edges, these have been finished up on the inside of the BabyFloat. And of course, like everybody knows, your baby is weightles in the water because of the difference in gravity. So there isn't any pressure on the neck while using the BabyFloat!

3. Is the BabyFloat meant for bathing or for the swimming pool?

You can use the BabyFloat in the bathtub and in the swimming pool. The most important thing is to keep your eyes on your baby to see if he/she likes it and doesn't get too tired. It's also very important to stay close and give your baby a light support under the bum. If your baby is familiar with floating you don't have to support your baby anymore but stay near your baby at all times! 

4. Is the BabyFloat safe?

Yes, it is. And we’re working every single day to make the product even better. The BabyFloat has been extensively tested, so you can use the product carefree for your child. Of course, it’s very important to always stay within reach of your baby and keep an eye on him or her while using this product. The BabyFloat has two compartments with air and two handles for holding on the ring. Relax and have fun with floating!

 5. How long should I use the BabyFloat for the first time?

The BabyFloat has a lot of benefits. Bobbing around and kicking helps relaxation and better sleeps for your little one (and for you at the same time). They’re actually training their muscles by kicking their legs and pushing themselves away. It’ fun, but you can imagine it’s also really exhausting. Especially for the first time. That’s why we recommend you to use it not too long for the first time. The best is to try it for max. 10 minutes. And of course, when you and your baby are used to it, you can use it a bit longer.

Do you have more questions? Don’t hesitate to ask them!

The BabyFloat Team