Splash About Go Splash Swim Vest Review: You will know from a previous post that we are great fans of Splash About and used several of their products while on holiday in Eurocamp. I fell in love with their wetsuits for both boys and wonder why I hadn’t discovered them before. Along with their Splash Mat, Happy Nappy and Baby All in One Sunsuit. When we visited Italy we also took with us their new Go Splash Swim Vest for both of the boys.

Staying in a villa with a pool I wanted to make sure we were as safe as we could be, but at the same time I didn’t have loads of room in the cases to carry something particularly bulky. This is where the Go Splash Swim Vests come in as they are lightweight and compact as they pack flat. They are not a drowning aid so it wasn’t a case of being able to let the boys around the pool without supervision but it gave us the peace of mind we needed should Kipper slip a hand and topple in.  Likewise Monkey who can swim a little needed something to help him in the water, yet leave his arms free enough that he could develop his swimming further. It also meant that when Hubby was in the pool with Kipper Monkey could be in too. This was important for us as the pool we stayed in did not have a shallow end and was 150cm deep all the way across.

Things I love:

  • The design is really clever, the foam is not removable like their previous vests, but this allows it to be thinner and so more suitable for packing in a case.
  • There is a thin sturdy zip at the front with a little flap secured by velcro to stop the tip of the zip digging into them when they are in the water
  • Just like their other products the vests are made from soft neoprene
  • The edging or binding around the vest has been specifically designed so that its super soft to stop chaffing in the water.
  • There are four designs to choose from, we opted for Vintage Moby for Monkey and Set Sail for Kipper which matches his sunsuit.
  • Both boys are really happy in the suits. Kipper is not a small baby/toddler so I was a little concerned when we opted for age 1-2 which he is that the vest maybe a little tight. It is snug, and I don’t think it will be long until he’s in the next size up. But it didn’t restrict him. he happily ran around the beach in the vest and could stand up and down in it easily. Which is important when you are learning to walk and move independently

There really isn’t anything I didn’t like about the vests, but it is important to note this is predominately a swim aid. On the inside of the vest it clearly states that it will not protect your child against drowning.

Available in three sizes, small 1-2 years, medium 2-4 years and large 4-6 years, priced at £17.99  they are great value compared to some of the other bouncy aids on the market. They definitely helped us manage the boys better on holiday. The Go Splash Swim Vest can be brought online from the Splash About website .

They have also given one of my readers the opportunity to win one in their choice of design and size (subject to availability). To enter please use the Gleam application below and also check the T&C:

Go Splash Swim Vest RRP £18

  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and receive a Splash About Happy Nappy it their choice of colour/patter and size subject to availability
  • The competition will close on 30th September at midnight
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above.


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This is a collaborative post we were given two Go Splash Swim Vests to enable us to be able to write this revie all words and opinions are my own.


  1. I’ve always wanted to go to Cornwall, which would be a perfect place to try this vest

  2. Angela Treadway Reply

    We go to Clacton every year so it would be used there x

  3. Sue McCarthy Reply

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

  4. Laura Pritchard Reply

    We’ll be going to Portugal in April with our 7 & 3 year olds, and their 18 month old cousin, and will have a private pool, so this would be super-handy!

  5. Stacey Carnell Reply

    I would love to go back to Mexico, beautiful water 🙂

  6. Carolyn Heyworth Reply

    Somewhere toastie as the weathers took a dive sadly !

  7. Jo Carroll Reply

    I usually say Florida as my answer to that question too…but maybe it’s not quite the right time and Skegness looks a little more appealing 😉 x

  8. Sydney, Australia would be rather nice but so would the south coast of Devon.

  9. Sally Lean Reply

    I live in Cornwall so it’d have plenty of use! But I think It Italy or Australia 🙂

  10. Carrie-Anne Brown Reply

    I would love to go to Italy with my baby boy and this vest 🙂 fingers crossed!

  11. Edward Guerreiro Reply

    It would be used during one of our family holidays to Portugal.

  12. Ursula Hunt Reply

    I would love to go to spain to try this out on my little one

  13. vicki gorton Reply

    We go to Tenerife every October so would be perfect for then xxx

  14. Hayley Colburn Reply

    I would love to say Florida or something amazing like that but its much more likely to be good old Skegness (still fab)

  15. Laura Corrall Reply

    Cyprus, It’s where me and my husband went together for our first holiday as a couple. Hopefully next year it’ll be the first holiday we take as a family.

  16. Fiona jk42 Reply

    We are already planning a big family get together in Goa next Christmas, so this swim vest would be perfect for my granddaughter who will be 3 1/2 by then. It seems a bit mad to be planning this early, but we will be 12 adults and 5 small children so we need to book a large beach villa and they book up very quickly. It’s rather nice though to know that next Christmas we will be somewhere warm.

  17. sophie williams Reply

    Somewhere with clear water and golden beaches and lots of sunshine, for now it’ll be Center Parcs though – at least the pool is always warm!

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