My daughter has always loved the water but never used to be a fan of attempting to swim or float. She was content to sit in the shallow section of the baby pool and splash around. Then one day at the beach while we were in the water she wanted us to carry her with her belly in the water while she kicked her feet. Progress!! This weekend we got her a Puddle Jumper jacket and lo and behold, M is now Little Miss Independent in the water. She wants no hand-holding, no tummy-propping… she wants to swim by herself. We stayed within a foot or two of her in the water at all times but boy she’s all about it (minus the forgetting to close her mouth and swallowing what was probably a half a gallon of pool water). Rock it out, girl!