Why progressive armbands?
Because it is often difficult to find the right buoyancy aid for a child, to anticipate his level of comfort in the water and his confidence, Nabaiji designed Tiswim. With its modular versatility, this progressive armband-waistband allows the child to discover the joys of playing in the water, moving and learning the first swimming movements in complete safety.
What are the three ways of using the Tiswim?
Step 1/ Initially, the Tiswim is used with all the parts (armbands + belt in front) Step 2/ Armbands only to start moving in the water in a vertical position Step 3/ Belt only positioned at the back to discover the swimmer's position (horizontal) and the first movements of swimming.
How can I adjust the belt in the front position?
Place the front section on the upper part of the belly, so that the belt wraps around the lower part of the child's chest. Tighten normally, then inflate the front section directly on the child, without over-inflating it. The belt will then be perfectly suited to your child's size.
Where should I position the belt in the front position?
On the top of the stomach. Be careful not to position the belt on your child's chest, this would make it too high and poorly held in place. Place it in a low position so that the buoyant part is pressed against the lower part of their chest.
How much should I inflate the different parts of the Tiswim?
The different learning stages have slightly different inflation requirements. The armbands are always inflated to the maximum. However, you should ideally inflate the second chamber directly on your child's arm. The inflation of the belt in the front position should be adjusted to the size of your child. The belt in the back position should be inflated normally, without over-inflating, before being put in position.
How can I adjust the inflation of the front section to my child?
As each person is different, it is possible to adjust the inflation of the front section of the Tiswim to suit your child's body shape. First, tighten the belt directly on your child without having inflated the front section, so that it is perfectly adjusted to your child's size. Then inflate the front section while your child is wearing the belt.
Why does the belt go up to my child's chin when I place it in the front position?
In most cases this is because the front section is too inflated or the belt poorly positioned. Be sure to position the belt on the child's upper belly and adjust the inflation of the front section to their size.
Why does my child end up on their back?
If your child tips backwards it is because the volume of the front section is not suited to their size. It is important to remember that to be able to use the progressive armbands, your child's motor skills and muscle tone must be sufficiently developed so that they can keep their balance and keep their head up on land. However, if your child still tips backwards, do not hesitate to adjust the inflation of the front section to their size so that they can regain their balance.
Can my child fall forward?
No, if the armbands are properly fitted, your child will not be able to fall forward. It is important to remember that to be able to use the progressive armbands, your child's motor skills and muscle tone must be sufficiently developed so that they can keep their balance and keep their head up on land. However, if your child moves around a lot and is on the smaller side, adjust the inflation of the front section so that they are a little more submerged at chest level.
How can I adjust the belt in the back position?
In the third stage, your child can discover the horizontal position in the water with the belt on their back. To do this, fully inflate the back section, without over-inflating it, then position the belt around your child's waist and tighten normally. Be sure to position the protective tabs under the straps to make them more comfortable.
How can I prevent the armbands from rubbing?
Depending on your child's activity level and duration of sessions in the water, personal buoyancy aids can cause chafing. To prevent this discomfort, we recommend wearing a top underneath the Tiswim progressive armbands.
Why are the armbands deflating?
All our armbands feature a one-way valve. If, however, you find that your product is deflating during use, make sure that the plugs are tightly closed and that the one-way valve is not deformed. To check this, pinch the entire valve several times by pressing with your fingers before the first inflation. Then inflate the product as much as possible to flatten the valve flap.
Can my child jump in the water wearing the Tiswim?
Yes, but be careful! If the set is properly fitted, your child can jump in the water without it rubbing under their chin or arms. But beware of the height, since the armbands are a buoyancy aid, do not try to jump from a height higher than that of the child. If the entire product is worn and your child is jumping into the water without a care, try removing the front section to give them more freedom of movement.
Can my child wear the Tiswim progressive armbands if they weigh less than 15 kg?
No, Tiswim progressive armbands are designed for children between 15 and 30 kg for safety reasons. Below this, the armbands would be too bulky to allow the child to move comfortably. They would no longer be able to control their movements and as a result could tip backwards or forwards without being able to get back up. Be sure to respect these standards to avoid any unpleasant surprises.