When summertime arrives in Houston, you’ll most likely find the kids and me in a friend or neighbor’s swimming pool. I’m so happy that both the kids enjoy being in the water as much as I do, and we can enjoy splashing and swimming together. Last summer though, my daughter decided that she likes swimming, but will only go under the water if she’s wearing goggles. Then she became so upset if any water entered her eyes, regardless of how it got there, she would have a full blown tantrum. (The look in the photo, is her “someone got water in my eyes” look)
This seemed like an easy enough problem to solve. I went to Target and bought her some swim goggles. Except instead of solving the problem, she ended up in tears because her long hair was tangled in the sticky, rubber straps. And in order to wear them tight enough to keep the water out of her eyes, they were uncomfortable. From personal experience with goggles, I know they can be more problematic than helpful, but with her friends wearing them successfully, I thought they would help her.
I wish I was insightful enough to create a solution. I was not. However, a father of a 4 year old and 9 year old, after experiencing these same problems has created Frogglez! He designed Frogglez to be functional, comfortable and stylish for the young swimmer (ages 2-10). The patent pending strap design is soft, seamless and molds to the child’s head to eliminate ear tugging, hair pulling and pain.
I haven’t tested a pair of these goggles, but as soon as I saw the photos, I had an “AHA” moment. My thought, MC would love a pair of these in pink and HP would love the blue or the green! I was actually thinking of putting a pair for each of them in their Easter baskets, since they normally get beach towels and a pool toy. The bad news, they aren’t available in stores yet.
The good news, Frogglez can be pre-ordered at a 25% discount with free shipping, and I love saving money! Regular price is $19.95, but the early bird deal is $15 for a pair of Frogglez Goggles regular or large size in Pink, Green or Blue. (First size fits 80% of kids up to age 8, after that size 2 is recommended) Oh yeah, and they float too, how cool is that?