Puddle Jumpers 

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“Puddle jumper” is a specific type of floatie that goes on the arms like the old water wings from our childhood but also across the chest and buckles at the back.

They are the only flotation devices other than life vests/jackets which are coast guard approved. Many public pools only allow flotation devices that are coast guard approved so they’re popular. We got ours at Target although amazon has more design choices.

I love LOVE them. I take both kids to the pool by myself and it’s so easy. They feel confident & comfortable so they’re not scared and clingy. I actually get to play with them and also chill on the side and watch. I’m actually enjoying the pool instead of just preventing a drowning.

They’re for 30+ lbs weight but we got Scout’s last summer and Jem has been using his just starting now. Landon probably won’t get into it this summer but next year look out. It’s a toddler parents summer dream! :)

Puddle jumpers - America's smallest commercial airports

Puddle jumpers – America’s smallest commercial airports

Key West International Airport – Source: en.wikipedia.org

Below is a list of America’s smallest commercial airports (those served by airlines) by acreage. These are the airports most likely to be served by puddle jumpers, even if they are nowhere near a large water body.

At least part of the reason for their smaller land area, aside for the size of the community itself, has to do with…

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