While this worked fine on my grandson, it took him quite a while to "trust" it. The arms stay up but does necessarily keep the child upright. Suggest getting used to prior to actually using in the water.
These are top of the line safety vests. Overstock delivered quickly, whereas other online sellers of this vest had much longer delivery times at slightly higher prices. My daughter was getting rashes from normal safety vests and this one has solved that problem b/c the slick material doesn't irritate her skin.
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