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Old 05 May 2013, 17:37   #11
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what have you got woody?
Without doing anybody out of any money, are used life jackets a good way to go for liitle 'uns?
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Old 05 May 2013, 18:21   #12
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Without doing anybody out of any money, are used life jackets a good way to go for liitle 'uns?
If in good condition why not?

I have used these then my kid where little good price and have lasted well, trouble is they grow so fast & no way they would be seen in one these days!

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If in good condition why not?

I have used these then my kid where little good price and have lasted well, trouble is they grow so fast & no way they would be seen in one these days!

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It's not a troublesome post, but I'm just saying that you'd want to remove any thirdparty involvement in anything that had your child's safety.
If it's new it's as ok as it can be, if second hand then maybe........it was left in the sun too long, something had been spilt on it, it had been chewed, etc., you know what I mean.
It's not a clobber, only some things like pushchairs don't rely as heavily on being perfect as a lifejacket.
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It's not a troublesome post, but I'm just saying that you'd want to remove any thirdparty involvement in anything that had your child's safety.
If it's new it's as ok as it can be, if second hand then maybe........it was left in the sun too long, something had been spilt on it, it had been chewed, etc., you know what I mean.
It's not a clobber, only some things like pushchairs don't rely as heavily on being perfect as a lifejacket.
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Yer and its only new once, so it's is up to you to make sure it is in good condition same as buying second hand!
Any how the ones I linked to do the job well for a price it is not worth buying second hand Me thinks

But you have to look after them like any bit of kit!
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Having had my 2 afloat since they were 4/5....my view is Solid foam child lifejacket with crotch strap. Aren't too many choices, but Baltic / Crewsaver seem the most readily available- I found no real difference in quality / wearability between the two.

Do take the trouble to get the right size - they go on child's weight more than age. you need to make sure the LJ is not to loose so it rides up too high. I'd take them to a good chandler to make sure you get a good fit. Might cost 5 more than a blind internet buy, nut I'd say a price worth paying.

As for 2nd hand - it will depend on condition. I've sold 4 children's jackets to 2 other members onm here when my 2 grew out of them and they've been happy (as far as I know!!)

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