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

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 you will be entered 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.