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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or by one of our baby bloggers. Occasionally we accept guest posts too. There is frequently talk of shoes and clothing (we love fashion and savvy shopping), chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate) education and swimming (we love this too). It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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When is a woggle a noodle? Or a door jam?

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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 ......


Woggle 2

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??

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  1. Woggles can be so much fun in the pool, never though about how they could be used elsewhere

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  2. fab idea we call it a woggle too

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  3. What a great idea!! I love it when you come up with clever ways to reuse things

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  4. What a great idea!! I love it when you find things like this.

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  5. Noodles! We are all about the noodles just now because my son is learning to swim. Hadn't realised they were so useful in so many other ways too though - thanks for the tips! x

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  6. you see I thought a woggle was something that tied for guide or brownie neck scarf together!

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  7. We call it a noodle! I've seen them used for hurdles on the beach - I so want to do that. Also for a hobby horse.

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  8. Ooooh, that is AWESOME!!

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  9. They are also great cut down and used as boot shapers to keep your boots upright!

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  10. My little one is just learning to swim independently with a noodle and it is fantastic but I do wish it was easier to carry around! Our noodles are often used as light sabres in the garden but I haven't tried door stops yet!

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  11. Emma Raphael

    My 7 year old recently went to a great star wars party and came back with a noodle/woggle lightsabre! Love the door stop idea, that's great! :)

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  12. Great idea! great!

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  13. Genius! I guess leaning of the stairs and whacking your husband on the head doesn't count right?

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