I purchased the Playful Puppy Sunshade Float recently from WalMart because I knew that we'd be spending some time in someone's pool this summer and I wanted to keep my 11 month old in the water with me but out of the harmful sun. Yes, I do use waterproof SPF60 sunscreen on him, but I thought that this would give him added protection.
SunSmart's Playful Puppy Sunshade Float is an inflatable device with an adjustable sunshade for protection from the sun. You need to decent lungs to inflate this toy - I'm not a smoker and I had difficulty! The puppy floating ring is coloured with bright red, yellow and pink. There is even a puppy face painted on and two front paws. The sunshade is adjustable by pulling in forward or back.
The first time I put my son in it he was a little scared and hung on to me for dear life! but, I think he was more afraid of the cool water of the pool than the Playfull Puppy Sunshade. The second time I tried he liked to beat on the ring like a drum and was pretty distracted by the puppy face. Now, he actually gets excited we he sees the Puppy Sunshade Float because he knows we're going to the outdoor pool.
It should be noted that this is nr baby not a lifesaving device, so don't leave your baby unattended while in the pool. This product has enabled me to let my 11 month old enjoy going swimming with the rest of the family and is a lot safer than holding a squirming, slippery baby in your arms with the added protection of a sunshade.