"Mermaid tails and fins reduce a child's ability to swim by making it significantly more difficult for children to float, restricting their movement and increasing tiredness."
They look innocent, but parents are being warned not to take these to the beach.
We all want our children to persevere and be persistent.
Rob Berry is part of the team at the Balance Bike Clinic, a bicycle training school that fast-tracks the learning process for children to transition from tricycles to two-wheeled bikes by using small bicycles without pedals. "I would quite happily melt down every set of training wheels in the world," he says.
A survey of Australian parents find many are left stressed and tired by the impact of their children's sporting activities.
When did sport become synonymous with junk food?
Adventure is not my middle name. If there are adrenaline-junkies, then I'm a serenity-addict.
The special moment was captured and shared on Instagram.
Of all the potential topics to stir up heated debate on breakfast television, kids' sports seems the most unlikely.
It's all about injury prevention.
Knowing when to let them walk away is tricky.