Inflatable arm bands are called “water wings.”  I do not ever approve of using inflatable arm bands.  Ever. They are not Coast Guard approved, they are made from vinyl and the seams are very, very poor quality. Water wings are usually found at The Dollar Store! I rest my case. The valve that you blow air into is an “attraction” to children. A child pulls the valve out, the arm band deflates and your child could sink. Your child will become dependent on the water wings and will be very alarmed and scared when they realize that they can’t “swim.”  Children wearing water wings often become daring and venture away from safe areas. I often see children kicking to the deep end with inflatable…