The Best Baby Floats For Your Little Tadpole

Whether it's the beach or pool, in your own backyard or on vacation, spending time in the water is what summer is all about. Of course, water safety is of the utmost importance at any age. While you might be tempted to skip the pool with your infant all together, there are several baby floats that make swimming with your baby a fun and safe activity. These floats were specifically made with baby in mind, but under no circumstances should you ever leave your child unsupervised while they're in the water. Baby floats come in all shapes and sizes—many even include a sun canopy for extra protection. We've rounded up our picks of the best baby floats for a happy and safe summer!

The Best Baby Floats For Your Little Tadpole
SwimWays Baby Spring Float Activity Center with Canopy photo

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SwimWays Baby Spring Float Activity Center with Canopy

This interactive float comes with a UPF 50+ sun canopy and a play center that features an octopus that can turn 360 degrees around to face your baby. The octopus holds several toys in its arms including a squeaker, rattle, stacking rings and soft touch star. It features child safety valves, dual air chambers and a patented inner spring which gives baby more stability in the water. ($40; amazon.com)

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Car Baby Float photo

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Car Baby Float

This float will guarantee tons of water fun. It's shaped like a car and even has a horn that honks...well, squeaks! It features two safety handles on either side and a comfortable, deep seat for baby. It's made from durable PVC and is suitable for children ages 6-36 months old ($16; amazon.com)

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Free Swimming Inflatable Float Ring photo

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Free Swimming Inflatable Float Ring

Baby will have the ability to not just float, but to move around by kicking her feet. The float has wide sides and a raised front to prevent your baby from tipping forward. The secured seat with safety straps also prevents them from slipping down into the water. It comes in three sizes to support children up to 48 pounds. ($27; amazon.com)

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Shark Float with Inflatable Canopy photo

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Shark Float with Inflatable Canopy

Your baby shark will love this swim float that features a detachable sunshade and a shark mouth that can open and close. It has a comfortable seat and an anti-leakage safety valve. The float also eight built-in bells in the shark's upper and lower teeth! Babies will love hearing the fun, stimulating sounds while playing in the water! ($22; amazon.com)

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Intex My Baby Float photo

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Intex My Baby Float

This float features an extra deep seat to ensure that baby won't tip over when splashing in the water and has a smaller inner ring for added stability. The leg holes and saddle-style seat allow baby's bottom half to be submerged in the water while they are supported by the two air chambers. The headrest also adds a layer of comfort for your little one. ($8; amazon.com)

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Weefloat Baby Flamingo Float with Canopy photo

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Weefloat Baby Flamingo Float with Canopy

This fun flamingo float will not only make for some amazing pictures of your baby, but it's also safe and comfortable. The sun canopy can be adjusted to cover your baby's head and is also detachable, and the center leg openings allow your child to sit comfortably while floating. We just wish they made this in adult sizes! ($12; amazon.com)

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Mommy & Me Sun Shade Float photo

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Mommy & Me Sun Shade Float

This float features a 3-ply, web-reinforced seat to keep baby safe and secure while the attached split ring is designed to keep parents close by for extra assurance and security. Babies will love playing with the squeaky turtle and starfish while the sturdy sun canopy keeps them safely in the shade. This float is a perfect bonding activity with your little one! ($26; amazon.com)

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Speedo Kids' Begin to Swim Fabric Baby Cruiser with Canopy photo

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Speedo Kids' Begin to Swim Fabric Baby Cruiser with Canopy

The Fabric Baby Cruiser helps safely introduce babies to water and offers full flotation support. It comes with a UV canopy and a seat with a sturdy backrest. The inner ring provides extra support for the tiniest babies to feel safe and secure while floating in the pool! ($35; amazon.com)

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