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Old 07-06-2009
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Need tip(s) for sailing with kids

My wife and I bought a 31ft boat this year & for the most part our 4yr old does pretty good when we go out but our 1yr old does not like the life jacket and always seems to get stuck on the boat when its around nap time then will not go down for a nap. My wife seems to get stuck with the kids most the time while I handle the boat (she is not very conformable navigating the channel & traffic yet). Needless to day she is not having a lot of fun while we are out! I'm looking for some tips on what folks have done that worked well with small kids as I'm starting to think without a babysitter our boat use may be pretty limited this year (hoping he will be better when he is 2.5)?

Looking for ways to help make sailing fun for my 4yr old (games or other ways to keep her engaged) and any tips on how to deal with a 15mo old that does not want to sleep on the boat?
Currently Sailing a Allmand 31
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