I was born right here in Sarasota, and being a Florida baby meant that I spent a ton of time at the beach and in the water. At one month old my Dad had me in the pool. By two years old I could swim without any assistance or floaties in the ocean. All of that early water exposure paid off seeing as I spent over half of my life swimming competitively. But for parents that are a little more concerned about their child being in the water, this is a really great product design that not only allows your child to float about safely, but explore the depths below via periscope. Under The Sea is a cool invention that allows children to be naturally curious, as well as safe. I would consider this sort of like an educational toy. Very awesome product.