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Schlori Swim Cushions Review

Innovative, German-made toxin-free floaties that make learning to swim easier and more fun
Schlori Swim Cushions
Credit: Schlori
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Price:   $28 List
Pros:  Made of 100% durable cotton and allows for a lot of freedom of movement
Cons:  Takes some time to learn how to inflate
Manufacturer:   Schlori
By Juliet Spurrier, MD ⋅ Mom-in-Chief  ⋅  May 12, 2013
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Our Analysis

Schlori Swim Cushions, imported from Germany, are a one-size-fits-all pair of swimming floaties. Made of durable 100% machine-washable cotton that is impervious to salt, chlorinated, and thermal water, these swim cushions can't leak because they don't have any valves or plugs to leak from. It does, however, take some practice to learn how to inflate the floaties, but it's well worth it.

What makes Schlori Swim Cushions so special is that they allow children to swim in a natural position; the freedom of movement makes swimming a lot more fun for them, too! They deflate into the size of a napkin, so they're easy to travel with. Designed 50 years ago by a champion swim instructor and lifeguard, the Schlori Swim Cushions are recommended by the very best swimming pools in Germany.

We think these floaties will make teaching baby to swim a lot easier for both of you!


The most commonly cited likes for this product are:

  • Not made of plastic or vinyl
  • Great tool for teaching baby to swim
  • Allows arms to be free in the water


User reviews frequently note these disadvantages:

  • Takes a little time to learn how to inflate the floaties

Take a look at this video and notice how easily the children can move their arms in a more natural, unencumbered, swimming motion:

Here is an instructional video on how to inflate the swim cushions:

Juliet Spurrier, MD