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Congratulations, a lot of fun in store. My third born son (may) have been conceived in the V-berth! he is entered into the log as being aboard whilst in-vitrio on many occasions. Attempts for induction of his birth by the rocking motion of the boat failed and he arrived a few weeks late. At two months we attended a National sailing championship in which his much older brothers were competing. We used to transfer him from shore to the spectator boat we were using in a small dinghy. We had a "KaPoochi" which was a semi rigid harness for the baby which could be clipped onto a harness which I wore. You see baby carrying pouches all the time but this one was particularly suitable as the baby was securely fixed into his harness.. I had the sailmaker sew a Webbing handle loop onto the back of the baby harness component. You could carry him suitcase like lying horizontally and face down (hang glider style). When passing between carriers you could pass him secure in the knowlege that the person holding the handle could hang on until absolutely certain that the other party had a good hold. The semi rigid nature of the harness gave his body some rigidity and made the life jacket he wore an even more secure fit. Later (from about 10 months) when he was sitting up and starting to walk we fitted a kids bicycle carrier seat mounted to the stern rail. This left him securely fixed. out of the way with a great view. We spent many days over many years cruising with all on board. But wouldn't you know it sailing is just not his thing and he doesn't seem to have a great passion for it.
Last edited by Anaconda; 05-04-2011 at 03:59 AM.