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What Tips Would You Give to Parents Taking Their Babies Swimming for The First Time?

15 August 2018 4330 Views No comments

For our second instalment of our baby swimming advice series, we have asked our baby swimming experts what tips they would give to parents taking their baby swimming for the first time.

Here’s what they said…

What Is the Best Age for A Baby to Start Baby Swimming Lessons?

18 July 2018 7436 Views No comments

Many parents are often hesitant about deciding what age they should take their baby swimming for the first time. That’s why we recently surveyed a group of experienced baby swimming instructors, asking them for their advice on what age is best to introduce a baby to the water.

Here’s what they said…

New 2018 Designs!

25 June 2018 437 Views No comments


KONFIDENCE CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

WITH NEW UNDER-THE-SEA SWIMWEAR DESIGNS

Konfidence celebrates its 20th anniversary year by adding a host of new under-the-sea inspired designs to its multi-award winning baby and children’s swimwear collection.

New 2018 Babywarma Designs

25 Jun 2018 15:30:54

The first of the five new cleverly hand drawn designs, which include the characters Mia the Mermaid, Fergal the Shark, Joni the Whale not forgetting Mishell and Crabby, all being added to Konfidence’s best-selling Babywarma neoprene swimsuit range.

The Konfidence Babywarma is a firm favorite with parents because the flexible 2mm-thick soft neoprene enables babies aged 0-24 months to regulate their temperature in the swimming pool for much longer than would be possible without it – making sure a baby is warm and comfortable in the water is crucial in order to develop confidence early and avoid any problems of fear or concern for swimming.

For parents, the high-grade neoprene also provides a higher grip surface (as compared to slippery bare skin) when carrying baby around the poolside and holding their child in the water. For holiday-time, the swimsuit offers 100% UV protective on covered areas too.

Design-wise, every feature on the Babywarma has been meticulously considered to ensure a snug, “huggable” fit, for maximum safety, comfort and performance. The hidden flap design, for example features generously sized ‘snag-resist’ Velcro fasteners, which make the swim suit more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable for baby as his/her shape naturally changes when they start crawling and walking. It also opens flat to allow quick nappy changes.

The fun new 2018 designs fit perfectly with the current Babywarma range, offering customers an even wider choice of colours and patterns for the summer season and new baby swimming term in September.RRP£16.99

New Konfidence Floatsuit Designs

Seabiskit the Seahorse and Mia the Mermaid join all the under-the-sea inspired characters on the New Konfidence Floatsuits too, together with a new pink polka design that features a pretty bow and cute frilly skirt.The three new designs add to the existing swimsuit range, which includes t-shirt style Floatsuits in clownfish and surf-style Hibiscus patterns.

Konfidence first created the Floatsuit for youngsters who prefer the more traditional swim suit design and today’s its one of the company’s best-selling learn to swim, buoyancy aids.

The principle behind the Floatsuit is to help children aged from 12 months+ learn to swim safely and with confidence. The British design uses eight individual removable floats, which are worn in outer pockets and fixed around the wearer's torso for stability.For tailored buoyancy, the floats can be easily removed as the child grows, develops and learns water confidence.

Constructed from quick drying close-knit Lycra, the Floatsuit is perfect for holiday time offering 30+ UPF sun protection on all covered areas. The t-shirt top design offers 50+ UPF sun protection and additional protection across the shoulders and upper arms. RRP £22.99

Konfidence is the premium brand of choice when it comes to baby and children’s swimwear, and 2018 marks the Cornwall- based company’s 20th anniversary. For the last two decades Konfidence has been designing quality swim products that have truly helped children all over the world learn to swim with confidence. This includes the multi-award winning Original Konfidence Jacket, which since its launch in 1998 has gone on to become the number one learn to swim jacket with adjustable buoyancy in Europe, and sold worldwide. For further information visit www.konfidence.co.uk

Tots To Travel

21 May 2018 538 Views No comments

https://totstotravel.co.uk/

Poolside Protection for Peace of Mind on Holiday

For International Learn to Swim Week, we wanted to talk to parents about the importance of poolside safety on holiday. To give you the best insight, we thought we’d turn to specialist family holiday experts Tots To Travel.

“It’s true, babies and toddlers turn into inquisitive little creatures once they find their feet. This new-found freedom means a lot of exploring and wandering (or crawling) off on their own little adventures. Whilst this is fantastic for development, it can also pose some potential risk – especially whilst on holiday.

The sparkly blue pool water can look attractive to your little ones, making it something they’ll want to investigate. However, all it takes is a lack of poolside protection or a momentary glance in the opposite direction, for your tot to go tumbling into the pool.

Not something that’s pleasant to think about but it is something we know all too well. Our founder, Wendy Shand established Tots to Travel after her two-year-old son Barnaby fell into an unenclosed pool. Frustrated by the lack of safe, family friendly holiday villas available online, she founded Tots to Travel, a specialist child friendly villa and resort company.

It can be tricky to keep little explorers water safe every minute of the day. Whilst you can protect your tots during swim-time with buoyancy aids and floats, just like the ones from our friends here at Konfidence, you can get even more peace of mind by finding holiday accommodation that is child friendly, such as our selection of villas that are equipped with a protective barrier around the pool.. This means that you can sit and relax with your Sangria, knowing your little treasures are safe in their environment whilst still having great fun in the sun!

At Tots To Travel, we have hand selected private villas featuring reliable poolside protection. In fact, we’ve made it our mission to ensure that every single property with a private pool that is listed on our site has a barriered pool. Guaranteed.

21 May 2018 08:50:22Figure 1 - Villa Ensenyata, Tots To Travel

Take Villa Ensenyat in Mallorca, for example. The clean and clear private pool is protected by a removable fence and secure gate, ensuring little explorers are kept on dry land until its time to go for a splash.

Not only do we provide guaranteed private pool protection with our accommodation, we also personally visit each property and conduct a 30-point child safety check. To top it off, we include a 20+ baby & toddler essential kit in all of our properties so you can travel light.

If you’re thinking about travelling with babies, toddlers or small children, our number one recommendation when searching for the perfect home from home abroad is to make sure you have pool protection in the form of:

  • Pool barriers
  • Pool fencing – gated options offer even more security
  • Removable pool covers
  • Generic pool safety equipment such as handrails, pool signs, depth marks and lifesaver rings

This advice comes from first-hand experience. Thankfully, when Wendy’s son Barnaby fell silently into the pool, his grandfather was close at hand to pull him out. Unfortunately, not all incidents have such a fortunate outcome.

When you have safety in place from the get-go, you will notice the benefit of having much more quality time to spend with your children enjoying the sunshine, instead of fretting over their safety. For more information on our selection of family friendly holidays, visit us at totstotravel.co.uk.“

Katie Ellison

22 August 2017 2221 Views No comments

Check out young Maddie being brave with her Konfidence Jacket on!

Loved by parents awards 2017!

31 July 2017 2589 Views No comments

Our Konfidence Floatsuit and Original Konfidence Jacket have been recognised in two categories.

Konfidence's Summer of the Swim Jacket

18 May 2017 4042 Views No comments

For Konfidence this year, it's all about the 'Summer of the Swim Jacket'. Read on to find out more.

Top 5 Quick Holiday Safety Tips

11 May 2017 24830 Views No comments

Safety is of the utmost importance whenever you are in or around water.

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What Tips Would You Give to Parents Taking Their Babies Swimming for The First Time?

15 August 2018 4330 Views No comments

For our second instalment of our baby swimming advice series, we have asked our baby swimming experts what tips they would give to parents taking their baby swimming for the first time.

Here’s what they said…

What Is the Best Age for A Baby to Start Baby Swimming Lessons?

18 July 2018 7436 Views No comments

Many parents are often hesitant about deciding what age they should take their baby swimming for the first time. That’s why we recently surveyed a group of experienced baby swimming instructors, asking them for their advice on what age is best to introduce a baby to the water.

Here’s what they said…

New 2018 Designs!

25 June 2018 437 Views No comments


KONFIDENCE CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

WITH NEW UNDER-THE-SEA SWIMWEAR DESIGNS

Konfidence celebrates its 20th anniversary year by adding a host of new under-the-sea inspired designs to its multi-award winning baby and children’s swimwear collection.

New 2018 Babywarma Designs

25 Jun 2018 15:30:54

The first of the five new cleverly hand drawn designs, which include the characters Mia the Mermaid, Fergal the Shark, Joni the Whale not forgetting Mishell and Crabby, all being added to Konfidence’s best-selling Babywarma neoprene swimsuit range.

The Konfidence Babywarma is a firm favorite with parents because the flexible 2mm-thick soft neoprene enables babies aged 0-24 months to regulate their temperature in the swimming pool for much longer than would be possible without it – making sure a baby is warm and comfortable in the water is crucial in order to develop confidence early and avoid any problems of fear or concern for swimming.

For parents, the high-grade neoprene also provides a higher grip surface (as compared to slippery bare skin) when carrying baby around the poolside and holding their child in the water. For holiday-time, the swimsuit offers 100% UV protective on covered areas too.

Design-wise, every feature on the Babywarma has been meticulously considered to ensure a snug, “huggable” fit, for maximum safety, comfort and performance. The hidden flap design, for example features generously sized ‘snag-resist’ Velcro fasteners, which make the swim suit more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable for baby as his/her shape naturally changes when they start crawling and walking. It also opens flat to allow quick nappy changes.

The fun new 2018 designs fit perfectly with the current Babywarma range, offering customers an even wider choice of colours and patterns for the summer season and new baby swimming term in September.RRP£16.99

New Konfidence Floatsuit Designs

Seabiskit the Seahorse and Mia the Mermaid join all the under-the-sea inspired characters on the New Konfidence Floatsuits too, together with a new pink polka design that features a pretty bow and cute frilly skirt.The three new designs add to the existing swimsuit range, which includes t-shirt style Floatsuits in clownfish and surf-style Hibiscus patterns.

Konfidence first created the Floatsuit for youngsters who prefer the more traditional swim suit design and today’s its one of the company’s best-selling learn to swim, buoyancy aids.

The principle behind the Floatsuit is to help children aged from 12 months+ learn to swim safely and with confidence. The British design uses eight individual removable floats, which are worn in outer pockets and fixed around the wearer's torso for stability.For tailored buoyancy, the floats can be easily removed as the child grows, develops and learns water confidence.

Constructed from quick drying close-knit Lycra, the Floatsuit is perfect for holiday time offering 30+ UPF sun protection on all covered areas. The t-shirt top design offers 50+ UPF sun protection and additional protection across the shoulders and upper arms. RRP £22.99

Konfidence is the premium brand of choice when it comes to baby and children’s swimwear, and 2018 marks the Cornwall- based company’s 20th anniversary. For the last two decades Konfidence has been designing quality swim products that have truly helped children all over the world learn to swim with confidence. This includes the multi-award winning Original Konfidence Jacket, which since its launch in 1998 has gone on to become the number one learn to swim jacket with adjustable buoyancy in Europe, and sold worldwide. For further information visit www.konfidence.co.uk

Tots To Travel

21 May 2018 538 Views No comments

https://totstotravel.co.uk/

Poolside Protection for Peace of Mind on Holiday

For International Learn to Swim Week, we wanted to talk to parents about the importance of poolside safety on holiday. To give you the best insight, we thought we’d turn to specialist family holiday experts Tots To Travel.

“It’s true, babies and toddlers turn into inquisitive little creatures once they find their feet. This new-found freedom means a lot of exploring and wandering (or crawling) off on their own little adventures. Whilst this is fantastic for development, it can also pose some potential risk – especially whilst on holiday.

The sparkly blue pool water can look attractive to your little ones, making it something they’ll want to investigate. However, all it takes is a lack of poolside protection or a momentary glance in the opposite direction, for your tot to go tumbling into the pool.

Not something that’s pleasant to think about but it is something we know all too well. Our founder, Wendy Shand established Tots to Travel after her two-year-old son Barnaby fell into an unenclosed pool. Frustrated by the lack of safe, family friendly holiday villas available online, she founded Tots to Travel, a specialist child friendly villa and resort company.

It can be tricky to keep little explorers water safe every minute of the day. Whilst you can protect your tots during swim-time with buoyancy aids and floats, just like the ones from our friends here at Konfidence, you can get even more peace of mind by finding holiday accommodation that is child friendly, such as our selection of villas that are equipped with a protective barrier around the pool.. This means that you can sit and relax with your Sangria, knowing your little treasures are safe in their environment whilst still having great fun in the sun!

At Tots To Travel, we have hand selected private villas featuring reliable poolside protection. In fact, we’ve made it our mission to ensure that every single property with a private pool that is listed on our site has a barriered pool. Guaranteed.

21 May 2018 08:50:22Figure 1 - Villa Ensenyata, Tots To Travel

Take Villa Ensenyat in Mallorca, for example. The clean and clear private pool is protected by a removable fence and secure gate, ensuring little explorers are kept on dry land until its time to go for a splash.

Not only do we provide guaranteed private pool protection with our accommodation, we also personally visit each property and conduct a 30-point child safety check. To top it off, we include a 20+ baby & toddler essential kit in all of our properties so you can travel light.

If you’re thinking about travelling with babies, toddlers or small children, our number one recommendation when searching for the perfect home from home abroad is to make sure you have pool protection in the form of:

  • Pool barriers
  • Pool fencing – gated options offer even more security
  • Removable pool covers
  • Generic pool safety equipment such as handrails, pool signs, depth marks and lifesaver rings

This advice comes from first-hand experience. Thankfully, when Wendy’s son Barnaby fell silently into the pool, his grandfather was close at hand to pull him out. Unfortunately, not all incidents have such a fortunate outcome.

When you have safety in place from the get-go, you will notice the benefit of having much more quality time to spend with your children enjoying the sunshine, instead of fretting over their safety. For more information on our selection of family friendly holidays, visit us at totstotravel.co.uk.“

Katie Ellison

22 August 2017 2221 Views No comments

Check out young Maddie being brave with her Konfidence Jacket on!

Loved by parents awards 2017!

31 July 2017 2589 Views No comments

Our Konfidence Floatsuit and Original Konfidence Jacket have been recognised in two categories.

Konfidence's Summer of the Swim Jacket

18 May 2017 4042 Views No comments

For Konfidence this year, it's all about the 'Summer of the Swim Jacket'. Read on to find out more.

Top 5 Quick Holiday Safety Tips

11 May 2017 24830 Views No comments

Safety is of the utmost importance whenever you are in or around water.