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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:33 am 
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Couldnt make it out last weekend due to the birth of my son. This is my first and I cant tell you how happy I am! The funny thing is, every year I look forward to memorial day weekend, and I didnt once think about being on the boat. perfect weather and everything! He is awesome, 18 hours of labor which was a downer for my wife, but they are both happy. Just ordered up his lifejackets, yep thats right, lifejackets...one for infants, and a couple different sized ones for children. Cant wait for him to experience boating!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:35 am 
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You are excused. Where are the pics of the new arrival? Congrats!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:34 pm 
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Congratulations on your new addition. You now have a new admiral....

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:51 pm 
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Congrats! Our kids love the boat. My oldest now 2 1/2 has been boating with us since he was about 6 months old and our youngest 10 months had his first ride last month and so far he mainly just falls asleep which is one reason we are glade to now have the cuddie with bed to lay him down.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:45 pm 
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Our boy, how's just about to turn 2, was out on the boat at 11 days old. Slept mostly, only opened his eyes twice, when the engines came on and then again when they rev'd up to get on plane. The first season was easy as that's when they're in the 'potted plant stage'. As in, you set the infant carrier down somewhere and that's where they stay. The second season wasn't as easy. He wasn't mobile enough to be sure of himself but wanted to be active. Now that he's just about 2 this third season is going a bit better. It'll probably be until next season that he's able to take a bit of direction and not require constant handling. Already split the inside of his lip slightly because of bouncing off the seat onto the deck. Seems to have served to teach him that Dad's advice about no jumping might be worth following... He now says 'no jumping' when seated there.

We've had great luck using a 'PeaPod' tent as a place for him to sleep. The mid-cabin berth is great and the curtains make it dark as a tomb. The tent keeps him safe in one place. But you won't be needing that until at least next season.

Meanwhile, take care about the heat. Infants can't regulate their own temp as effectively, so you'll want to make sure he doesn't get too hot. Obviously sunscreen is recommended, but so is avoiding being out in direct sunlight. When you're anchored out the swinging of the boat will make it hard to keep him in the shade. We found a small traveler's umbrella worked perfectly to give us adjustable shade for him.

Next winter look into http://www.infantswim.com for lessons. Basically teaches them how to come back to the surface and float on their back. Our boy took it at about 9 months and did well with it. He took the next course this year too. Well worth the effort. It's not about 'swimming' per se, but about 'not drowning'. You will, of course, still have to keep an eye on him ALL the time.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:21 am 
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Congrats! Take lots of pictures and videos. They grow up fast!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:44 am 
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That is a great reason congrats on your new addition. Be safe on your boat brother.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:03 pm 
I'll be out of town starting tonight for the holiday weekend. I'll be back on Monday.

Everyone have a great July 4th

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