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Old 04 May 2013, 05:53   #1
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I am seeking recommendations for a life jacket for a child aged 5. What should i be looking out for?

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Old 04 May 2013, 06:04   #2
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Our's had crewsaver when they were little.
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Old 04 May 2013, 06:18   #3
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Our's had crewsaver when they were little.
Same here..with foam , nothing auto or self inflating for small kids...
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I would agree with the other posts
But do make sure as in adult lifejackets it has some sort of crutch strap.

I have always have the kids try one on then lift them up by the shoulder of the jacket ,
at least it will give you some idea how it will look when their floating in the water ( no good with their heads or faces buried in the jacket below the water ) or their faces are underwater & the jackets floating above them .
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Old 04 May 2013, 07:19   #5
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The other great thing about crewsaver LJs, the kids can swim in them and use them as buoyancy aids. Give 'em a a good rinse in fresh water a dry them after though. :-)
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Sea Child should do the trick.

150N Air Foam Lifejackets and Life Cribs from Crewsaver


We have the Baby, Toddler and Child versions and I can recommend them
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Old 05 May 2013, 15:40   #7
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I am seeking recommendations for a life jacket for a child aged 5. What should i be looking out for?

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I agree with all the other guys and have one/ two needing to go to a good home as my kids are now 6 and 8. PM me if interested
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what have you got woody?
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I use one on my lad that may float him on his back with a neck float that may allow him to breath long enough for me to come round after my rib has crashed and save him.... My thought process.....

Seconded..
Crutch strap is really important, really annoys me when I see people not using them on small kids...
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Crewsaver with crotch straps, they're flourescent, easy to clean, keep heads above the water, keep them warm and have a whistle.........which, for a five year old, cancels out all the uncomfortableness of wearing a life-jacket.
Get them to jump into the drink with it a few times so that they know what's going on when it happens for real. Make sure they react to hold their nose closed.
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