Whether you have an infant, toddler or a young swimmer, floaties for kids are a fun and safe staple for any day in the water. Baby pool floats with canopies, arm band floaties, life jackets, kickboards and more -- young swimmers today have a variety of floaties to choose from, and many assist kids in learning how to swim.

The best floaties for kids are the ones that make you and your child feel comfortable and safe in the water, so we have provided a variety of our favorite water floaties for kids. Check out our picks.

Written by Courtney Elko

Stearns Puddle Jumper Deluxe Life Jacket

This kids floatie offers the best of both worlds for those who like the flexibility of water arm bands and the security of a life jacket. The Puddle Jumper features water arm bands attached at both arms to a type of chest belt that sits across the child's chest. It is U.S. Coast Guard-approved for boat passengers and perfect for kids who are learning to swim.

Approximate Price: $18

Kid Back Float Swim Aids

This backpack-like float assists kids with learning how to swim horizontally and practice swim strokes. Ideal for ages 2 to 6, this toddler floatie features a double lock safety buckle and an adjustable strap; additional layers can be added to the Kid Back Float Swim Aids or removed as the child learns to swim.

Approximate Price: $12

Floaties Swim Kickboard

If your child is ready for more of a handheld floatie, then the Floaties Swim Kickboard is ideal for little swimmers. The ergonomic design, best for ages 2 to 6, features rounded edges and handle cut-outs that can easily fit little hands. Beginner swimmers can learn how to kick and strengthen little legs with this floatie for kids.

Approximate Price: $12

Baby Pool Float with Canopy

Babies like the pool, too! This baby pool float is perfect for your youngest water lover. The baby floatie can hold up to 44 pounds and features a large canopy to keep the child safe from the sun. Little legs can kick about in the water through the float's legholes, and there's a steering wheel with a beeping horn for baby to captain the pool.

Approximate Price: $20

Floatsafe Flotie Armbands

These water wings or armband kid floaties are ideal for ages 1 to 3 as they provide buoyancy under the arms. The soft fabric on the armbands make them easy to slide on and off compared to plastic arm floaties. A Velcro strap is featured to tighten the Floatsafe Flotie Armbands around the arm, as well.

Approximate Price: $15

Body Glove Paddle Pals

Considered one of the safest, U.S. Coast Guard-approved, swim life jackets, the Paddle Pals feature arm bands attached to a body life vest. There is a safety harness that prevents the life vest from sliding off and helps kids learn to swim. The adjustable chest strap, quick-release safety buckle and durable material -- which prevents chaffing -- are also great features to one of the best floaties for kids. The Body Glove Paddle Pal is ideal for children weighing between 30 and 50 pounds, and is approved for boating.

Approximate Price: $22

SwimSchool Grow-With-Me Floatie

This four-in-one floatie for kids is ideal for everyone from infants who want to splash to toddlers learning to swim. The first level of the baby floatie is recommended for children who are 10 months old and allows them to be introduced to the pool. The cruiser portion of the SwimSchool Grow-With-Me Floatie is for babies and then older kids who are looking to explore the pool more and may want to lay flat on the float rather than sit on float. Once you have a little swimmer who is ready to learn more, it converts into a kick float or kick board. As your little swimmer grows, so too does this awesome floatie for kids.

Approximate Price: $15

Speedo Kids Begin to Swim Arm Bands

These Speedo arm band floaties are great for older kids looking to master the skill of swimming. Best for ages 2 to 12 (weight not to exceed 110 pounds), these heavy-duty arm band floaties are inflatable, so they are convenient to pack for a family vacation. The bands are specifically designed to fit smaller arms and help with mobility when learning to swim.

Approximate Price: $10
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