The Stearns Puddle Jumper Basic life jacket is a different style of life jacket than I had ever seen. They had this style of life jacket for the kids at Great Wolf Lodge, when we went, so figured they must be pretty good. I found this mermaid one at Kohl’s but they sell them on Amazon in more styles. 2,322 five star reviews too. The packaging was also labeled as US Coast Guard approved.
This was how she floated with it on. I think we could have gone a size smaller though, but I’m happy with how her face never went underwater or made her flip over uncontrollably. She was happy as a clam too.