I got these for my daughter for her to use as protection around the house for her 9 month old son. She cut them to various lengths and cut up them so she could use them around fireplace hearth, and to toy box lid, etc. etc, so little ones head doesn't catch hard corners, or get caught in doors or lids. So, for that use these are great, and much cheaper than the 'proper' stuff out there for baby safety. But as use as floats I really can't give an opinion.