Summer is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about fun in the sun with your newest little addition. While the cutest little swim suit and the highest SPF sunscreen are important, it’s also time to start thinking about the best life jacket for your baby. These life saving devices are must and shouldn’t be overlooked. All life jackets should be approved by the United State Coast Guard. This seal is typically found on the inside panel of the life jacket. When choosing a life jacket, you want to ensure a good fit, and that your child’s face isn’t covered up at all by the jacket. Below are several different options for infant life jackets that are currently available on the market.
The Stohlquist Infant/Toddler Nemo Child Personal Floatation Device is a great option as it affords easy movement with the V-neck design. It also features a convenient grab handle on the back. The unique design of the jacket ensures the child will remain face up in the water. The jacket is adjustable to ensure a proper fit and also includes a convenient zipper in the front for easy on-off. This is a great option and has several added safety features for added piece of mind.
The Stearns Kids Puddle Jumper Deluxe Life Jacket is a great option for older babies weighing between 30 and 50lbs. The U.S Coast Guard approved jacket offers great mobility without compromising safety. The fabric is soft and won’t chafe sensitive skin. The jacket comes in several colors with fun graphics, a sure favorite for any child. This is a great alternative to typical life jackets and can also be utilized as a learn to swim aide.
The O’Neill USCG nylon infant life vest is for infants up to 30lbs. It features quick release, durable buckles and a convenient grab handle. The jacket is designed to keep children face up in the water at all times. The jacket comes in several bright colors designed for easy rescue if need be. The durable, long lasting jacket is a great option for parents with small babies.
Another option from Stohlquist is the the Unisex Infant/Toddler Nemo Infant Life Jacket/Personal Floatation Device. Similar to the first design, it has the V-neck design and convenient front zipper. This jacket has added security though with a check strap across the zipper. It also features an adjustable crotch strap to ensure a proper fit.
Similar to the Stearns Kids Puddle Jumper Deluxe Life Jacket is the Stearns Kids Puddle Jumper Basic Life Jacket. This life jacket has all of the same safety features as the deluxe and can be used as a learn to swim aide as well. It is available in three colors with fun cartoon like faces and is made of durable, nylon material. Equally safe, but less expensive than the deluxe version.
When choosing a life jacket for your child, make sure you choose the correct size based on the manufacturer sizing chart to ensure a proper fit. Once you have the best life jacket for your baby, your are set to go for lots of fun in the sun!