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Old 01 September 2007, 14:44   #1
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Ribs are good for getting the kids to sleep

Went out of Cardiff Bay today to try out the new engine and took my little boy Oscar.

I turned round to take a look and could'nt stop myself from going Ahhhh! when I saw this site.

He did'nt even last long enough to eat his crisps!

Whats even better is this happened in a fairly choppy sea with quite a lot of spray. Maybe this is a good omen that he's going to like Ribs!!


NB - Before anyone bollocks me, he is not wearing a lifejacket because I have found it to be more difficult to get him unstrapped and out of the seat when the bulky lifejacket is on. I have weighed up all the options and have decided this is the safest.

Needless to say I take it easy when he's on board.

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Old 01 September 2007, 14:53   #2
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Great shots Chris.

How do you have the Car Seat fastened to the pod. Looks like a great set up for securing small kids.
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Old 01 September 2007, 15:04   #3
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I once took an ex and her kids offroading. The little boy fell asleep as soon as we turned onto the tracks. He slept through all the jolting and banging but woke up the second we hit the tarmac roads - typical...........
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Old 01 September 2007, 15:12   #4
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I once took an ex and her kids offroading. The little boy fell asleep as soon as we turned onto the tracks. He slept through all the jolting and banging but woke up the second we hit the tarmac roads - typical...........
So you didn't send the ex to sleep then. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Old 01 September 2007, 15:15   #5
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So you didn't send the ex to sleep then. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Old 01 September 2007, 18:55   #6
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Great shots Chris.

How do you have the Car Seat fastened to the pod. Looks like a great set up for securing small kids.
I fixed a stainless eye onto each side of the jockey pod then use a mini ratchet strap to pull the car seat down onto the pod which has had the cushion removed. I also tied the rest of rest of the strap round the backrest an the back of the car set to be safe. It is very secure and you dont have to constantly watch him.

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I had my little guy (21 months at the time) riding in front of me on the jockey seat on the Searider last month. Taking a pretty calm, flat, fast trip across the bay. All of a sudden he pitches face down onto the steering wheel, and I realize that he's fast asleep! I stopped, laid him down on the deck and continued on my way. He commonly sleeps in a stroller strapped down in the bow, for 3-4 hours while out coaching sailboat racing... The 7 1/2 year old will lie down on the deck for a nap as well.
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Old 02 September 2007, 15:42   #8
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I fixed a stainless eye onto each side of the jockey pod then use a mini ratchet strap to pull the car seat down onto the pod which has had the cushion removed. I also tied the rest of rest of the strap round the backrest an the back of the car set to be safe. It is very secure and you dont have to constantly watch him.

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That's a great solution - we pondered something like that for our youngest but just ended up holding her. Agreed, RIBS are fabulous at putting kids to sleep - even in fairly rough weather.
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Yep.. a good rock allways works as long as they are warm and dry nice one Chris

ps Hope you save some of those for when he is 21
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I have had mine in push chair with the wheels cut off since they where babes!
All a bit big for it now!
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