Our Konfidence Swimologist news & a fantastic giveaway

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I’m so excited to tell you that Phoebe has been selected by Konfidence to become an ‘official Konfidence swimologist‘ and we couldn’t be happier. This ambassadorship is perfect for the little lady as she adores nothing more than being immersed in water! Throughout 2015 we will be using and reviewing a range of Konfidence products both in and out of the pool, we’ll be hosting a giveaway or two and thanks to Konfidence, Phoebe will also be continuing her Aquababies classes (she is currently in her second term) and I’ll be keeping you up to date with her progress.

If you’ve never heard of Konfidence (where have you been hiding?!), they are an award-winning, cornwall-based, designer and manufacturer of swimming products, buoyancy aids, sun protective clothing and wetsuits for babies and children. Konfidence was founded in 1996 when Andy and Caroline Regan took their 5 children on holiday to Cornwall.  Their two older daughters were strong swimmers but their three little ones weren’t and with a loathing of armbands, they had to keep an eye on them at all times. During that holiday they got to use wetsuits and buoyancy aids which helped to keep the kids warm and afloat and out of this came the idea for a combination of buoyancy aid and wetsuit and the ingenious Original Konfidence Jacket was born. Since then, the Konfidence range of products has grown enormously with the addition of more useful and great looking products that provide help, safety and protection to parents and children alike.

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As a swimologist, Phoebs has been sent a fabulous bundle of Konfidence products to put to the test including the Babywarmaan AquaNappy, a NeoNappy, a Roll & Go Baby Changer, a Floatsuit, Poncho Towels, Flashing Floating Blinkies. We’ve already used the the Neo Nappy and Babywarma (reviews to come soon) but all the other products look brilliant too and we’re really looking forward to testing them out on our holidays this summer.

Phoebs started her Aquababies classes a few months ago and she is thoroughly enjoying them so far. Swimming is a skill that both Andy and I deem essential for the little ones to learn. We are both strong swimmers and even at 3, Jack is very confident and fearless in the water, which I attribute wholly to the Aquababies classes he attended from 8 weeks old and that is something that I would like Phoebe to have too. There are so many benefits to attending swimming lessons at a young age, but here are my three favourites:

1. Swimming lessons reduce the risk of drowning // In 2009, the American Academy of Pediatrics found that children that were enrolled in formal swimming lessons had an 88% reduced risk of drowning. As your child gets older, they are more likely to be around water when you might not be with them (e.g. a trip to the beach) so swimming is most definitely an essential life skill.

2. Swimming builds whole body strength // Swimming is a great full body workout, strengthening everything from the core to the legs to the arms. It’s also brilliant at tiring your little one’s out so they will hopefully sleep better for you!

3. Swimming helps children do better at school // Apparently swimming has been scientifically linked to a better academic performance. Studies show that children who swam during their developmental years achieved several physical and mental milestones faster than their non-swimming counterparts! Who knew!?

To launch our exciting swimologist news, Konfidence have given me a £50 voucher to give away to one lucky reader so to be in with a chance all you have to do is comment on this blog post, telling me what Konfidence product you have your eye on and then enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Full Ts&Cs are below. Good luck!

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Competition terms and conditions:

  1. Entry is open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding anyone professionally associated with Hello Baby Blog or Konfidence.
  2. Only one entry per person.
  3. The prize will only be delivered to addresses within the UK.
  4. No responsibility is accepted for entries which are lost, corrupted, incomplete or for any failure to capture entry information. Use of false details will result in disqualification. The entry must be made by the person entering the competition – entries sent through third parties, agencies or by automated means (such as scripts and macros) will not be accepted.
  5. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  6. The prize draw starts at 12.00am GMT on 14th May 2015 and closes at 12.00am GMT on 5th June 2015.
  7. Entry for competitions must be received by the stated closing date. All entries received after this date will not be counted.
  8. Hello Baby Blog reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.
  9. Entry is free and must be made by commenting on this blog post and filling in the Rafflecopter widget. Entrants can gain bonus entries by visiting Hello Baby on facebook,  @hellobabyblog on Twitter, tweeting about the giveaway, visiting Konfidence UK on facebook, @konfidenceuk on Twitter and then completing the Rafflecopter widget featured in this post. Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified.
  10. The name of the winner will be published on this website within 14 days of the competition closing.
  11. The competition winner must come forward to claim their prize. In the event of a prize going unclaimed for more than 28 days after notification, Hello Baby Blog may, at its discretion, declare the prize unclaimed and no longer valid, and draw a new winner. An unclaimed prize may not be awarded.
  12. It is the responsibility of entrants to notify Hello Baby Blog of any change of contact details. Proof of identity may be required.
  13. Hello Baby Blog’s decision on all matters is final and binding on all entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.
  14. Hello Baby Blog reserves the right to suspend, cancel or modify the prize draw at any time (and for any reason) without notice.
  15. If the advertised prize is not available, Hello Baby Blog reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. The payment of all costs and expenses involved in claiming a prize are the responsibility of the winner.
  16. By taking part in this competition you agree to be bound by the competition terms and conditions.
  17. Hello Baby Blog reserves the right to disqualify any entrant and / or winner in its discretion and without any notice in accordance with these terms and conditions.
  18. Once the winner has been selected at random using Rafflecopter, I will inform Konfidence of the winner’s name and address, they will then send on the prize. I’m sure this won’t happen but I cannot be held responsible for prizes being lost in the post or arriving late.
  19. Hello Baby Blog shall not be responsible for damages, losses or liabilities of any kind, including without limitation, direct, indirect or consequential loss or damages arising out of or in relation to the prize draw. Nothing in this condition shall limit or exclude liability for death or personal injury as a result of Hello Baby Blog negligence.
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  • iain maciverMay 14, 2015 - 9:02 pm

    a floatsuitReplyCancel

  • Kim NevilleMay 14, 2015 - 9:02 pm

    I like the Sun Protection SuitsReplyCancel

  • laura banksMay 14, 2015 - 9:10 pm

    sun protection suitReplyCancel

  • Natalie CrossanMay 14, 2015 - 9:12 pm

    Floatsuit for my daughterReplyCancel

  • IngaMay 14, 2015 - 9:40 pm

    Babywarma wetsuit pleaseReplyCancel

  • Tracy NixonMay 15, 2015 - 5:04 am

    A Warma Wetsuit for my daughter!ReplyCancel

  • Martina PichovaMay 15, 2015 - 7:51 am

    I like the Octonauts floatsuitReplyCancel

  • Lauren priceMay 15, 2015 - 9:22 am

    Love all their gear but a neo nappy would be great to start our swimming sessions with next term!ReplyCancel

  • Paula ReadingsMay 15, 2015 - 10:29 am

    I like Babywarma wetsuitReplyCancel

  • clair downhamMay 15, 2015 - 10:34 am

    i like the sun protection t shirtsReplyCancel

  • kim plantMay 15, 2015 - 10:53 am

    the kids bodyfloat my daughter is struggling to learn atm xReplyCancel

  • Steven HartwrightMay 15, 2015 - 12:59 pm

    Sun protection suitReplyCancel

  • Victoria MylittlelMay 15, 2015 - 2:11 pm

    baby wrap would be idealReplyCancel

  • Susan HuntMay 15, 2015 - 3:46 pm

    Konfidence Fish Swimsuit Babywarmer, Blue/PinkReplyCancel

  • morag pMay 15, 2015 - 4:37 pm

    Something from the sunsafe range in anticipation of the summer holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Laura PritchardMay 15, 2015 - 6:26 pm

    The Babywarma Baby WetsuitReplyCancel

  • LaurenMay 15, 2015 - 7:32 pm

    I love the Babywarma Baby Wetsuit in the Clownfish colours! Super cute!ReplyCancel

  • NicholeMay 15, 2015 - 8:48 pm

    the babywarma!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah L MMay 15, 2015 - 11:37 pm

    Sun protection suit!! :)ReplyCancel

  • debbie smithMay 16, 2015 - 2:12 pm

    i love the float suit the safer the better while still looking cool xx fab giveaway xReplyCancel

  • Tracy NewtonMay 16, 2015 - 4:01 pm

    I love the sun safe suitsReplyCancel

  • Louise FairweatherMay 16, 2015 - 6:21 pm

    A floatsuit would be good for piece of mind on holidayReplyCancel

  • Jess HowlistonMay 16, 2015 - 7:59 pm

    I love the Babywarma’s especially the strawberry design! xReplyCancel

  • Ruth HarwoodMay 17, 2015 - 6:53 am

    Float suit would be awesome xxReplyCancel

  • Michelle SykesMay 17, 2015 - 9:07 am

    I have my eye on a floatsuitReplyCancel

  • claire woodsMay 17, 2015 - 9:13 am

    Babywarma Baby WetsuitReplyCancel

  • Leanne mooreMay 17, 2015 - 3:21 pm

    The float suitReplyCancel

  • Caroline HMay 17, 2015 - 3:46 pm

    I’d go for an Octonauts floatsuit.ReplyCancel

  • tracey ryderMay 17, 2015 - 3:47 pm

    a babywrapReplyCancel

  • Helen GraysonMay 17, 2015 - 3:58 pm

    The float suit! :) xReplyCancel

  • Zoe GMay 17, 2015 - 4:00 pm

    The DivestiksReplyCancel

  • Alice FoxMay 17, 2015 - 4:36 pm

    The Konfidence Youth Jacket, going to introduce my autistic son to the water, he has never been to the beach or a swimming pool so this would be great. Not sure how he is going to react yet 😛 xxReplyCancel

  • EMMA WALTERSMay 17, 2015 - 5:16 pm

    a sun protection suit for my sonReplyCancel

  • Victoria WaleMay 17, 2015 - 5:34 pm

    I’d like to get my little one a babywarma suit and neoprene nappy cover xReplyCancel

  • Allan SmithMay 17, 2015 - 6:10 pm

    Love the BabywarmaReplyCancel

  • Ashleigh AllanMay 17, 2015 - 6:44 pm

    The sun protection suitReplyCancel

  • Kelly Roxanne smithMay 17, 2015 - 6:46 pm

    a wetsuit for my niece :) thanksReplyCancel

  • Lynn WardMay 17, 2015 - 6:48 pm

    a floatsuit :o) ty xReplyCancel

  • Siobhan DavisMay 17, 2015 - 7:34 pm

    Babywarma Baby Wetsuit would be perfect for our family Holiday :) xReplyCancel

  • Lisa EvansMay 17, 2015 - 7:46 pm

    The warma wetsuit and UV hat for my daughterReplyCancel

  • Victoria NMay 17, 2015 - 8:24 pm

    The sun protection t shirtsReplyCancel

  • Clare KendickMay 17, 2015 - 8:27 pm

    My little girl has just about outgron her polka dot Babywarma so i’d love to get her the next size up in the Strawberry design. Thanks for running the competition :)ReplyCancel

  • Vikki CrossMay 17, 2015 - 8:48 pm

    I like the Babywarmer wetsuitReplyCancel

  • Amanda HartMay 17, 2015 - 9:22 pm

    Sun protector suitReplyCancel

  • Lorraine TinsleyMay 17, 2015 - 10:32 pm

    A sun protection suit for when we go to Spain on holidayReplyCancel

  • caroline wallissMay 18, 2015 - 7:42 am

    Sun protection suit!xReplyCancel

  • claire haskinsMay 18, 2015 - 7:59 am

    a baby wrapReplyCancel

  • Kristy BrownMay 18, 2015 - 8:09 am

    THe Fuschia Wave Babywarma Baby WetsuitReplyCancel

  • Sarah ReesMay 18, 2015 - 12:55 pm

    The sun protection t shirtsReplyCancel

  • BECCA STAPLESMay 18, 2015 - 2:05 pm

    The george pig armbands xReplyCancel

  • karen cowleyMay 18, 2015 - 2:18 pm

    Loving the Octonauts floatsuit xReplyCancel

  • Michelle BanksMay 18, 2015 - 3:39 pm

    A float suit for my grandaughter xReplyCancel

  • Joanna Butler-SavageMay 18, 2015 - 4:41 pm

    baby warmaReplyCancel

  • Sue McCarthyMay 18, 2015 - 4:48 pm

    The Blinkies toysReplyCancel

  • Jade Susie StacieMay 18, 2015 - 4:54 pm

    Babywarma Baby WetsuitReplyCancel

  • laura stewartMay 18, 2015 - 6:05 pm

    i like Babywarma wetsuitReplyCancel

  • Andrea WilliamsMay 18, 2015 - 7:01 pm

    The warma wetsuit for my granddaughterReplyCancel

  • Jessica PowellMay 18, 2015 - 7:37 pm

    the babywarma wetsuitReplyCancel

  • Corinne PeatMay 18, 2015 - 7:38 pm

    We need a float suitReplyCancel

  • Jennifer ToalMay 18, 2015 - 8:04 pm

    The float suitReplyCancel

  • liz fergusonMay 19, 2015 - 6:37 am

    The Babywarma WetsuitReplyCancel

  • michelle pierceMay 19, 2015 - 10:42 am

    sun protection suitReplyCancel

  • Emma ArcherMay 19, 2015 - 1:38 pm

    I would love the babywarma wetsuitReplyCancel

  • Tina HolmesMay 19, 2015 - 4:18 pm

    Love the float suitsReplyCancel

  • tina edwardsMay 19, 2015 - 6:26 pm

    sun protection suitReplyCancel

  • Fiona SMay 19, 2015 - 7:10 pm

    Floatsuits look greatReplyCancel

  • Karen HarwoodMay 20, 2015 - 10:28 am

    The Babywarma would be great! But also love the Flashing Floating Binkies for the bath!ReplyCancel

  • Helen BrownMay 20, 2015 - 8:52 pm

    Poncho towel and sun protection suitReplyCancel

  • Amy RennocksMay 21, 2015 - 11:12 am

    The sun protection tshirts are a fab idea! <3ReplyCancel

  • Liam BishopMay 21, 2015 - 2:34 pm

    I like the floatsuits, I think they are great! :)ReplyCancel

  • Anna EvansMay 21, 2015 - 7:44 pm

    I would like the hot pink floatsuit as it would be perfect for my budding one year old mermaid.ReplyCancel

  • cat culmerMay 21, 2015 - 10:03 pm

    I love their happy nappiesReplyCancel

  • stephanieMay 21, 2015 - 10:04 pm

    I like the floatsuits. xReplyCancel

  • leanne weirMay 22, 2015 - 6:57 am

    sun protection suitReplyCancel

  • Sharon CurranMay 22, 2015 - 2:43 pm

    A float suit for my little girlReplyCancel

  • Karen BarrettMay 24, 2015 - 1:58 pm

    The Sun Protection SuitsReplyCancel

  • Natalie PMay 25, 2015 - 1:29 pm

    A babywarmaReplyCancel

  • Tanya CamilleriMay 25, 2015 - 7:40 pm

    The Babywarma Baby Wetsuit for my son so we can swim for longerReplyCancel

  • MichelleDMay 25, 2015 - 9:51 pm

    A sun protection suit!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah HughesMay 26, 2015 - 11:26 am

    The float suits look greatReplyCancel

  • Michaela HannahMay 26, 2015 - 1:34 pm

    Would love a floatsuit for my sonReplyCancel

  • Ella LMay 27, 2015 - 7:59 am

    Sun protection Tee shirts…. excellentReplyCancel

  • HarleyMay 27, 2015 - 6:44 pm

    Love the float suits xReplyCancel

  • aaron broadMay 28, 2015 - 10:59 am

    I like the Adult Micro Neoprene T-ShirtsReplyCancel

  • ajMay 28, 2015 - 1:16 pm

    float suitReplyCancel

  • Mummy FeverMay 28, 2015 - 8:58 pm

    A wetsuit :)ReplyCancel

  • Kat LucasMay 29, 2015 - 8:43 am

    I like the swim bag for carrying all the bitsReplyCancel

  • Kirsten BarthyMay 29, 2015 - 9:05 pm

    The kids bodyfloatReplyCancel

  • Allan FullartonMay 30, 2015 - 7:11 pm

    Babywarma wetsuitReplyCancel

  • lynn heathMay 30, 2015 - 8:29 pm

    I think the babywarmas are brilliant and I would love one for my daughter!ReplyCancel

  • Jodie WJune 1, 2015 - 10:39 am

    the next step up for my son, a float suitReplyCancel

  • Danielle CresswellJune 1, 2015 - 2:28 pm

    A float suit For teaching my son to swimReplyCancel

  • Teresa LeeJune 1, 2015 - 11:01 pm

    The Babywarma WetsuitReplyCancel

  • Susan BJune 2, 2015 - 3:15 am

    I have my eye on the Sun Protection Suits.ReplyCancel

  • Rick CarrJune 2, 2015 - 12:22 pm

    The Float SuitReplyCancel

  • Layla ThomasJune 2, 2015 - 12:45 pm

    I’d love a floatsuit for my 2 year old. He loves the water but has become very independent so he doesn’t want to be held which is making swimming difficult, I think a floatsuit would help.ReplyCancel

  • emma falviJune 2, 2015 - 1:19 pm

    Babywarma wetsuitReplyCancel

  • Kat AllinsonJune 2, 2015 - 3:11 pm

    I like the sun safe suits!ReplyCancel

  • Paula PhillipsJune 2, 2015 - 4:36 pm

    A float suit.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy TudorJune 2, 2015 - 7:48 pm

    The Babywarma Baby WetsuitReplyCancel

  • rebecca martinJune 2, 2015 - 8:04 pm

    a float suitReplyCancel

  • Sarah ArchibaldJune 2, 2015 - 8:30 pm

    A float suit definitely :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa LeeJune 2, 2015 - 9:43 pm

    Babywarma wetsuit looks goodReplyCancel

  • Danielle GravesJune 2, 2015 - 9:59 pm

    i really like the octonaut suitsReplyCancel

  • Susan HoggettJune 2, 2015 - 10:03 pm

    the sun protection t shirtReplyCancel

  • Kirsty FoxJune 2, 2015 - 10:34 pm

    The Sun Protection SuitReplyCancel

  • sarahJune 3, 2015 - 7:40 am

    The sun safe suits.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny JonesJune 3, 2015 - 12:39 pm

    I think the sun protection t shirts are awesomeReplyCancel

  • Charlene McNabbJune 3, 2015 - 2:05 pm

    It looks like the babywarma is exactly what we are after! My little daughter Paisley has been to a private lesson at 6 weeks old in a heated pool and loved the full half hour. In the public pool although she’s happy she goes a little purple after only 10 mins and its not even that cold! Would love the polka dot one, too cuteReplyCancel

  • damian thomasJune 3, 2015 - 6:46 pm

    A Warma Wetsuit for my nieceReplyCancel

  • DianaJune 3, 2015 - 6:50 pm

    The Babywarma Baby Wetsuit :)ReplyCancel

  • Monika SJune 3, 2015 - 7:39 pm

    Babywarma Baby WetsuitReplyCancel

  • Nancy BradfordJune 3, 2015 - 7:44 pm

    I’d like to get a floatsuit. They look nice.ReplyCancel

  • steph lovattJune 3, 2015 - 8:26 pm

    Sun protection suitsReplyCancel

  • Lisa KingJune 3, 2015 - 8:32 pm

    I have my eye on the Babywarma Baby Wetsuit :)ReplyCancel

  • rachael jonesJune 3, 2015 - 8:48 pm

    I love the sun safe suitsReplyCancel

  • Jane MiddletonJune 3, 2015 - 10:24 pm

    Babywarma Baby WetsuitReplyCancel

  • Leanne BellJune 3, 2015 - 10:55 pm

    I like the Babywarma Baby Wetsuits xReplyCancel

  • Kerry KilmisterJune 3, 2015 - 10:58 pm

    The Babywarma Baby Wetsuit for my little girl PoppyReplyCancel

  • Rich TylerJune 3, 2015 - 10:59 pm

    Octonauts Floatsuit For My Little Man :)ReplyCancel

  • Jamie MillardJune 4, 2015 - 12:25 am

    sun protection suitReplyCancel

  • Sarah FranksJune 4, 2015 - 12:53 am

    The children’s body floats are an excellent design – they’re high on our list!ReplyCancel

  • emma kinseyJune 4, 2015 - 8:15 am

    the babywarmaReplyCancel

  • Mr James HolylandJune 4, 2015 - 9:03 am

    Sun safe suitReplyCancel

  • DarleneJune 4, 2015 - 10:31 am

    Roll and go baby changer for me!ReplyCancel

  • Tamsin DeanJune 4, 2015 - 10:40 am

    sun protection t shirts as the shoulders are the first to burnReplyCancel

  • Alisa MooreJune 4, 2015 - 12:13 pm

    Sun protection suitReplyCancel

  • Angela WilliamsJune 4, 2015 - 1:32 pm

    buoyancy aidsReplyCancel

  • Angela MorganJune 4, 2015 - 2:43 pm

    Sun protection suitReplyCancel

  • Hazel RushJune 4, 2015 - 3:23 pm

    A babywarma for my new little man!ReplyCancel

  • Karen MartinJune 4, 2015 - 3:43 pm

    The sun protection suit would be perfect for my sonReplyCancel

  • Wendy GuyJune 4, 2015 - 5:15 pm

    A float suit would be lovely. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Erica PriceJune 4, 2015 - 6:02 pm

    DivesticksReplyCancel

  • Fiona KJune 4, 2015 - 6:49 pm

    I would love the BabyWarma for my little granddaughterReplyCancel

  • Andrew SeamanJune 4, 2015 - 8:01 pm

    The float suitReplyCancel

  • jessica newmanJune 4, 2015 - 8:03 pm

    The octonauts floatsuit is greatReplyCancel

  • Tracey QuinnJune 4, 2015 - 8:25 pm

    I have my eye on a floatsuit xxReplyCancel

  • Kristina TrickJune 4, 2015 - 9:15 pm

    I’d love a float suitReplyCancel

  • MANDY DOHERTYJune 4, 2015 - 10:11 pm

    A sun protection suitReplyCancel

  • SharonJune 4, 2015 - 10:34 pm

    sunsafe rangeReplyCancel

  • Lexy LawJune 4, 2015 - 10:37 pm

    Sun protection suitReplyCancel

  • ellie spiderJune 4, 2015 - 10:45 pm

    a float suit for H as she has just started going to local pool with meReplyCancel

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