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Re: Recommendations needed - baby/infant PFD and harnesses



Baltic is the best. When we lived in Europe we saw a UK Lifeboats show where they tested kid/infant pfd's. They tested with nappies (diapers) on which is critical due to the added weight when wet. Hands down Baltic won every category. So for our three grand kids we have an baby/toddler model, and two +3 models.

Of coarse you can't get them in the US and have to order from the UK. Worth it! Top quality. We always get comments from other boaters on how well designed they are.

This is the site we ordered from.
Kids Baltic Extrasafe Kids 100N lifejacket with harness! 2 Sizes - Marine Warehouse Ltd

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http://www.littleadventureshop.co.uk...ic-Lifejackets

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Re: Recommendations needed - baby/infant PFD and harnesses

Jim/Josrulz,

Great to meet you (again) and I am thrilled you could use the PFD. The crab cakes were not bad and the beer was cold

We'll have to plan a raft up sometime this year...July...Wye River perhaps?
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Jim/Josrulz,

Great to meet you (again) and I am thrilled you could use the PFD. The crab cakes were not bad and the beer was cold

We'll have to plan a raft up sometime this year...July...Wye River perhaps?
Yep, great talking with you T37Chef...our little one has already tried out the PFD and so far it he seemed fine with it (fingers crossed). We should definitely plan to raft up this year. The Wye would be nice. Or wherever works for wind direction when the time comes.
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Baltic is the best. When we lived in Europe we saw a UK Lifeboats show where they tested kid/infant pfd's. They tested with nappies (diapers) on which is critical due to the added weight when wet. Hands down Baltic won every category. So for our three grand kids we have an baby/toddler model, and two +3 models.

Of coarse you can't get them in the US and have to order from the UK. Worth it! Top quality. We always get comments from other boaters on how well designed they are.
Thanks Kellysails. We might consider them for the next round. They look really nice, including some with softer fabrics, etc. for more comfort. The only thing is them not being Coast Guard approved, so we'd have to carry a spare approved version in order to be "legal", even if they are a superior product. Is that what you do, or was that even a concern?
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Re: Recommendations needed - baby/infant PFD and harnesses

I do. I have the same issue with our Spinlock deckvests. The material is very soft and we get very little complaints from the grandkids about them. We were most concerned about about the infant and after seeing the results of the RNLI testing with wet diapers there was doubt in our minds.

You can say what you want about the Brits but they are fanatics when it comes to their standards in boating safety.

I think the biggest factor in getting the kids to wear them though is a policy that everyone wears a PFD, adults & kids, always. (I know that sounds self-righteous)
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Re: Recommendations needed - baby/infant PFD and harnesses

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J,

We have two of these on board, Cal June / Jim Buoy Child's Safety Harness

I have a Mustang Infant PFD if you want it, it yours, we have no need for it anymore.
Mustang Lil' Legends Infant Floater Life Jacket / PFD

In addition, if you can find space, a "pack & play" is great for the boat
Graco Pack 'N Play Playard - Walmart.com

Also something like a car seat or seat with harness can be useful such as this
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Re: Recommendations needed - baby/infant PFD and harnesses

Here's the grand kids all fitted out in Baltic PFD's this past weekend. My new born grand daughter apparently loves to be out in a boat, how lucky of a grandpa can I be!!! They really worked well.

Funny enough, the infant PFD comes with a whistle, we were trying to figure that one out

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Re: Recommendations needed - baby/infant PFD and harnesses

KS, clearly those PFDs look much better made then the Mustang ones. I may have to look into getting two. Impressive

Cute kids BTW, congrats
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Re: Recommendations needed - baby/infant PFD and harnesses

Shawn, what makes you say they look "much better made"? I'm not disputing, just asking.
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Re: Recommendations needed - baby/infant PFD and harnesses

The seams look reienforced, they have reflective tape, the built in harness (metal vs plastic) and its straps appear to be much more substanitale then the Mustangs, just an observation from the photos.
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