Kids Sun and UV Protection Products on Boats

Recommended products to protect your baby or kids from harmful UV rays of the hot summer sun while boating My kids love being on the boat and we spend a lot of time out in the sun. When we are not up at our marina’s pool swimming, you can usually find us anchored out on a nearby…

Kid’s Ear Protection for Watching Fireworks Shows on the Water

Protect your kids from hearing loss during loud fireworks displays on the Fourth of July and holiday events with noise reduction headphones, earmuffs or earplugs Whether it is fourth of July, Labor Day weekend or another holiday or special event, watching a fireworks display light up the sky from your boat is one of the…

Family Boating Safety and Cruising Tips

With a focus on boat safety and special accommodations for cruising with kids, you can make boating as a family both enjoyable and safe Boating can be one of the most enjoyable ways to spend time together as a family. Family boating is a great way to slow down the pace of your daily life…

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Boating While Pregnant: Boat Safety When Expecting a Baby

A pregnancy doesn’t have to stop your boating season – first mates expecting a baby can enjoy time on a boat with some precautions If you are an avid boater that is ready to start having kids (or having another baby now as a boater), chances are you have thought about how to handle a pregnancy while boating. You…

Boat Safety Rules for Kids and Adults on the Water

Most state laws and regulations require boater licenses and safe boating courses to ensure both kids and adults practice safe and responsible boating Boating is all about relaxing and enjoying yourself on the water with family and friends. But those fun times can turn tragic when boaters engage in irresponsible behavior or just lack an…

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Maryland Kids Life Jacket Laws Boating

MD Regulations for kids wearing a life jacket – age and life jacket type requirements for kids on boats Life jacket laws in Maryland for infants, toddlers and kids while boating has gotten stricter in recent years to protect children on Maryland’s many waterways. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has developed specific state laws…

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Toddler Life Jackets Best for Boating and Water Safety

Choose the best Coast Guard approved toddler life jackets to keep young kids safe near the water or on a boat Toddler life jackets should be wornwhile boating or on the water. Hands down, the best way to keep toddlers and young kids safe on the water is to always use a life jacket. Hopefully parents have already…

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Infant Life Vests and Jackets for Boating

Selecting a Safety Life Jacket or PFD for Infants on a Boat Keeping a young baby or infant safe on a boat or around water should be a number one priority for boaters. Although life jackets are necessary for young kids too, they are especially important for an infant or baby that has no swimming skills at…

Boating with a Baby or Infant

Is it safe to take an infant on a boat? Some people are very nervous about taking a baby on a boat. For active boaters (myself included), having an infant baby should not stop you from boating. In fact, it is almost easier to boat with a baby then it is to boat with young toddlers that…