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Old 04-01-2013, 09:40 PM
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Our son was 5 weeks and daughter was 6 months. Just took the kid carrier and bought a battery powered fan to keep cool under bimini. Kids are easy at that age keep them fed and butt cleaned. To many people over think it. Having a kid should not change your boating life, boating is the best family time we have all year. Good luck.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:47 PM
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Mine have been on the water at 2 mos and 7 mos. Not sure what boat you own, but we brought a bouncie seat and put it between the walkway on our boats. Perfect for while be were boarding and cruising. Just have to be cognizant of rollers and waves so the little one doesn't get sligshotted out of there . She or he is right next to you right at your fingertips. Ours were instantly aslepp while we were boarding and instantly awake when we stopped n changed riders.

It worked great for us. Highly recommend a Bimini and a plug in fan just in case it was hot.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:07 PM
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At six months

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:27 PM
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I am surprised at the response. I appreciate all the tips and glad to see everyone out at the lake with their kids. Very encouraging.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:45 PM
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Get a vest like the one in Franks picture. Stay away from neoprene it rubs their skin raw. Get a good nylon vest.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:50 PM
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The only other advice I will give is don't cheap out on a 20 dollar vest. They are uncomfortable and just not made to top standards in fit. Buy a nice neoprene stretchy comfy vest. Makes a huge difference especially as they start to sit up and grow. A comfy baby is a happy baby for sure.

Also take a ton of pics .....time starts to go by fast.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:58 PM
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Guess me n xtwenty differ on that. No rashes on my kids whatsoever from the neoprene. Skin types and people are different tho. My first little one hated that nylon version and the zipper cut up her chin because it would always ride up. Grabbed the neoprene an instant happy baby. Number 2 was awesome in the neoprene as well.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:11 AM
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I finally noticed one year the kids wearing cheap old vests didn't have their chins rubbed raw like the kids wearing new neoprenes. It's especially bad on week trips were they practically live in them. Seems like some kids definitely get it worse then others. But raw skin and hot sun is very painful for them and the nylon solved the problem.
So glad I hooked my 4 year old up last summer before Shasta. No more screaming from mom treating raw spots every morning.

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Old 04-02-2013, 01:20 AM
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Ours have the pullover style side entry these days.

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Old 04-02-2013, 05:57 AM
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had our young fella in the X2 when he was 3mnths old, now at 15mnths he loves it and we can be in the boat for up to 4hrs a time, give him a cruskit (cracker biscuit) and water he is happy. This is from over the weekend on our favourit river
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