That depends. In general we discourage children from using goggles until we are sure they are comfortable opening their eyes under water and have mastered their safety skills. Allowing a child to become dependent on goggles is risky. If he were to unexpectedly fall into a body of water it is unlikely he would be wearing his goggles. You do not want your child to believe he can’t swim simply because he is not wearing goggles and water gets in his eyes.