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spinxt

PFD suggestion for a young toddler....

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We are going on our bi-annual camping trip to Deep Creek Lake, MD mid next week. My friend is going to have his in-laws bring their 13-month old baby to the lake for a few hours one day. I want to make sure I have a proper PFD for her. Like I said she is about 13 months old. It seems from the research I've done, she's sort of inbetween a infant and toddler PFD. Any CrewMembers with little tikes have any suggestions? The wify and I haven't had any tricycle motors yet, so I'm sort of clueless in this area.

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Mike00LXI
We are going on our bi-annual camping trip to Deep Creek Lake, MD mid next week. My friend is going to have his in-laws bring their 13-month old baby to the lake for a few hours one day. I want to make sure I have a proper PFD for her. Like I said she is about 13 months old. It seems from the research I've done, she's sort of inbetween a infant and toddler PFD. Any CrewMembers with little tikes have any suggestions? The wify and I haven't had any tricycle motors yet, so I'm sort of clueless in this area.

My son was wearing a neoprene Kidder vest until he was about a year and a half. He took one unexpected dunk in the water and it worked great.

http://www.waterskiworld.com/vests/Infant_...life_vests.html

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Malibudude

We had the evo neopreme vest, I would certainly recommend the neopreme over the vinyl.

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Matt_Alger

Also get one that has a relatively low cut neck. It seems to bother the kids less so less crying!

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Capt-Rum

We used the old fashion yellow "super soft" Xsmall jacket. When in the water it kept the child pretty neutral so it was easier to hang on to them. Most of the jackets force them to their backs for safty which makes it difficult for them to enjoy the water. Neck cut is also important, go as low as possible.

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Malibusteve

My 18month old has used the hyperlite infant vest for the last several months. The most comfortable vest will be neoprene and at 13 months, you're going to want to go with an infant vest, because it is made to float the child face up. At 13 months, the little guy isn't going to be able to balance himself upright and keep his face out of the water.

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