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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.

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Thanks for the replies everyone... here's a picture of my little guy in his new PFD... He looks like he likes it in the picture, but believe me, he was screaming in between pictures... as soon as he sees the camera, he immediately smiles.
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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.
Aw man... too bad he's not that into it now... I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my guy will love it just like his dad. Maybe your son will grow into it... I don't know how old he is, but I could see a period where most kids probably would shy away from things like sailing.
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Good looking younggin there Nick !

Looks like he's ready for a sail
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Aw man... too bad he's not that into it now... I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my guy will love it just like his dad. Maybe your son will grow into it... I don't know how old he is, but I could see a period where most kids probably would shy away from things like sailing.
he's fourteen now. His older brothers are 26 and 24. Its not all bad. The main thing is to teach your kids how to find a passion in life. The older boys were heavily into sailing as teenagers but have found their own life passion in other areas. One is a mountain climber and rock climbing instructor that makes his living while "living" on a rock face. The other works for a bit and then travels to exotic locations windsurfing and sailing. Don't know where the youngers passion will lie. Mind you we all still have a great time when we get together on our family cruise and everyone loves it. Its just not their lifeblood as it is mine.
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Nice! We had our wee lad (10 months) out this past Sunday as well. Not his first time, but the first for this season. He hung out below a good bit with the admiral, got a big nap, and then sat with Mom or myself in the companionway bridge deck. He liked the spinnaker!
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Thanks for all the responses... my wife and I are trying to find some time to hit up a swimming pool to get him used to his new diggs... our sailing trip this year is slowly creeping up and I can't wait.

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Nice! We had our wee lad (10 months) out this past Sunday as well. Not his first time, but the first for this season. He hung out below a good bit with the admiral, got a big nap, and then sat with Mom or myself in the companionway bridge deck. He liked the spinnaker!
That's awsome... I'm keeping my fingers cross for our trip... I am a bit worried about how well he'll sleep during the trip... he's a bit of a light sleeper at times and boats are loud down below.
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I am a bit worried about how well he'll sleep during the trip... he's a bit of a light sleeper at times and boats are loud down below.
Cute little sailor you got there. To this day I can't keep my 15 year old awake once he goes below Something about the boat motion, confined space, and sound of the water knocks him right out.
I bet your little one does fine sleeping below.

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