How to use your Otteroo pool float

  • Keep all packaging materials away from the baby after opening. Do not let the baby play with them.

  • Inflate the bottom chamber of the floatie first. Close the valve and push into the floatie to lock the air inlet. Then, inflate the top chamber.

  • Prior to placing the floatie on the baby, completely immerse the inflated floatie into a large container of water such as in the bathtub or sink (clear, no bubbles) to check for any air bubbling from the floatie that may indicate air leakage.

  • Gently squeeze floatie to check for complete firmness of the floatie.

  • Unbuckle the adjustment straps and open the floatie outwards so that it can be placed around the baby's neck.

  • Secure the baby's chin on the chin support. Position adjustment buckle at the back of the baby's neck and then buckle. Make sure that your index finger cannot easily fit in between the baby’s neck and the inner rim of the otteroo. It should feel snug.

  • Fill the bathtub with enough water so that the baby’s body is entirely immersed in the water but the feet can still touch the bottom of the tub.

  • Adjust water temperature to the temperature for infant baths recommended by pediatricians. If the baby is more active or in hotter weather, use cooler water to prevent overheating.

  • Place the baby in and out of the water only by holding onto the baby’s body. Never hold the baby by the floatie

    WARNING: Drowning hazard.  
  • This is not a lifesaving device or swimming aid.

  • To prevent serious injury or death, never leave child unattended and always stay within arm’s reach of the baby while in water.

  • Check for air leakage and firmness of the floatie - proper inflation is critical to ensuring the structural integrity of the floatie and preventing accidents.

  • DO consult with physician prior to use. DO NOT use if the baby has motor developmental concerns such as airway, digestive or oral/facial anomalies, any current respiratory or gastrointestinal illness, or any other serious medical condition. DO NOT use if the baby has severe eczema or skin allergies.

  • DO NOT use for babies who are less than 8 weeks old. Minimum weight is 9 lbs. Maximum baby weight is 35 lbs.

  • DO NOT use in turbulent or flowing waters. Use only in a controlled water environment. DO NOT allow baby to be splashed on, tipped over, or placed near any fixture that can potentially strike the baby.

  • DO NOT lift baby by the neck float. Adult must hold baby’s body when lowering or lifting baby in and out of water.

  • DO NOT use more than 20 minutes at any one time. DO NOT use within 1 hour of feeding the baby.

  • DO NOT over inflate or use high-pressure air to inflate.

  • DO NOT give baby any play accessories that can potentially damage or puncture this product.