NO! Do not use the Otteroo floatie in turbulent or flowing waters such as an ocean, river or lake. Use only in a controlled water environment. Otteroo is not a life saving device and should not to be used when there is any risk of parental separation or any unexpected occurrences. DO NOT allow the baby to be splashed on, tipped over, or be hit by unexpected objects or other younger children playing or jumping into the water.