Water safety is a topic I have been teaching in some capacity for decades. In my teens I was a lifeguard and swim instructor, and now I teach CPR and Safety to families. So when I saw a recent facebook post from a babywearing company (that I have always respected and recommended) depicting a very dangerous scenario of a babywearing parent on a dock at a sail boat - with a caption that implied that they were headed out on the water while babywearing - I decided a little video was in order. Please watch this to find out why babywearing on boats is never an option, and how to prepare your little ones to climb aboard and stay safe in deep water. Watch it Now!
Here is a helpful document from Transport Canada that sums up the law, and what is the most appropriate plan with an Infant onboard a boat. It can be found on the Salus Marine Wear Website.
You can also read the recently released Canadian Drowning Report from The Lifesaving Society & Learn More about their Swim to Survive Standard. Swimming is a life skill and one that all children should learn, so let's make sure swim lessons are always a priority.
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In this Post:
Salus: Infant Bijoux (9-25lbs), Child Nimbus (multiple sizes 20-90lbs) & Adult Comfort Fit (multiple sizes 90lbs+) PFDs as seen in video. Sold locally at Love Me Do Baby & Maternity | Little Zen One: Mesh Wraps and Ring Slings for Shallow Water Use | Transport Canada: How to Choose Lifejackets or Personal Floatation Devices | Canadian Paediatric Society Caring For Kids: Water Safety For Young Kids | Sick Kids About Kids Health: Watery Safety & Drowning Prevention | Lifesaving Society: Canadian Drowning Report 2018
*This is a sponsored post which means I was provided compensation and/or product for this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I only partner with products and services that I genuinely love and want to recommend.
**The information in this video is meant to help you learn about water safety. Please always refer to your local boating regulations to ensure you are following the law on the water. The information provided does not constitute individual advice or consultation and should not be used as such.