Aquatics & Motor Development Study

Dear Parent/Guardian,

My name is David Anderson. I am the Director of the Marian Wright Edelman Institute for the Study of Children, Youth and Families at San Francisco State University. I am excited to announce that my team and I are working closely with Otteroo to conduct a research study to better understand the effects of early water play on infant motor development.

We invite you to participate in this study. The study seeks to determine whether using a flotation device like the Otteroo influences when specific motor skills like sitting, crawling, and walking are acquired. It is OK if your child did not use the Otteroo at all. The study requires you to fill out a survey that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

If your child meets the criteria below, we would love to hear from you!

  • He/she is currently 12 to 18 months of age
  • He/she is able to walk

At the close of the survey, you will receive a $5 gift card after completing the survey as well as a one-time discount code for Otteroo products (expires after 90 days) and an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift card.*

If you are interested in helping us with this important study, please click on the below link to access the consent form with more detailed information about the study. Once you have decided to participate, you are able to sign the consent form electronically via the provided link. When we receive the consent form, we will email you a link to the survey, which you can complete on any device that has access to the Internet.

No names or identities will be used in any published reports of the research and your identifying information will be kept separate from your responses to the survey.

Go to the Consent Form


*Terms and Conditions

Only one (1) survey entry per person. Multiple entries will be void.

Only one (1) survey entry per person. Multiple entries will be void.

The 30% off promotion code may only be used one time.

The 30% off promotion code will expire after 90 days of issuance.

All who complete the survey before it is closed will receive a $5 Amazon gift card at the close of the survey.

All who complete the survey will be entered into a random drawing to win one (1) $50 Amazon gift card, which will occur within 30 days of the survey closing.

The survey is deemed complete upon valid submission of all fields, as determined by the research coordinator.

Gift cards will be emailed to the participants.

The closing date of the survey will be determined by the research coordinator, based upon receiving the desirable number of responses.

No purchase necessary.

Entrants must provide accurate contact information.

All rules and prizes are subject to change and may be altered, revised, or cancelled by Otteroo at any time and without notice.

By participating, you agree to allow Otteroo to use the information you submit for internal purposes, marketing purposes, and any other purpose Otteroo deems fit, including sending you follow-up emails and notifications.