When the word "woggle" was mentioned after a Water Babies lesson, my mind immediately flew straight back to 1988 and my brother wearing a Beaver Scout neckerchief with the woggle holding it together but thankfully that it wasn't that kind that was used at swimming.
The woggle or the noodle as it is also affectionately known is a swimming aid, it is less restrictive than arm bands, more flexible than a static float and more versatile than it is given credit for.
I give it credit for allowing my daughter to swim confidently across the water on her own.
I give it credit for creating a fun tunnel to swim through in our lessons.
I give it credit for keeping her safe, in and out of the water, so I am adding it to our life cheats!
So aside from the obvious, how else does it keep a toddler safe?
Simply by ......
This is just one of the parenting life hacks we love but there are loads on YouTube.
It scores me brownie points with my Mum for recycling and for me for a thrifty idea. Its a win win!!
Do you have any alternative uses for a woggle / noodle??