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When can I bring my baby boating?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Any time

Boating will not harm your baby.
Obviously you want to keep the baby out of the water but there is no harm otherwise.

In brief: Any time

Boating will not harm your baby.
Obviously you want to keep the baby out of the water but there is no harm otherwise.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine

In brief: 0 #

You may take your baby boating once baby is big enough to fit a coast guard approved life jacket.
Look for the type which promote back floating, a handle, crotch strap, chest strap, and head support. Have a 'designated spotter' adult who is responsible for your baby at all times. Trade off responsibility as needed. Of course sun protection and safe boating are always recommended.

In brief: 0 #

You may take your baby boating once baby is big enough to fit a coast guard approved life jacket.
Look for the type which promote back floating, a handle, crotch strap, chest strap, and head support. Have a 'designated spotter' adult who is responsible for your baby at all times. Trade off responsibility as needed. Of course sun protection and safe boating are always recommended.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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In brief: 0

As soon as you can find a coast guard-approved life vest rated for your child's weight, as long as the boat is used safely, in good conditions by experienced persons, and everyone on board would be safe for the child to be with under normal circumstances (i.
e. Not sick).

In brief: 0

As soon as you can find a coast guard-approved life vest rated for your child's weight, as long as the boat is used safely, in good conditions by experienced persons, and everyone on board would be safe for the child to be with under normal circumstances (i.
e. Not sick).
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics

In brief: 4-11 mos

Your baby should way at least 18 lbs in order to wear a flotation device on the boat.
This could be anywhere for 4-11 months of age.

In brief: 4-11 mos

Your baby should way at least 18 lbs in order to wear a flotation device on the boat.
This could be anywhere for 4-11 months of age.
Dr. Julia Sundel
Dr. Julia Sundel
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