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Life Vest.

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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My best friend has a boat and want to take DD who is 4years old, 41lbs, out on it with her. DD loves the water. Well I need to find her a life vest for the summer. I have no idea how to go about finding one. All we have around her is Walmart and most of the time they are no help. So how to I go about finding the best life vest for DD?  What do I need to look for? Best fit?

by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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Kris_PBG
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Hmmmm - I know costco has them sometimes...  But that is seasonal.

Maybe a boat supply store?

Or a major sports supply store like Gander Mountain?

hollinicole
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 5:13 PM

 my friend has on it rated 50-90lbs and its just the front vest that goes around the neck, I just dont see that being safe for DD. And I know nothing about this lol

Quoting Kris_PBG:

Hmmmm - I know costco has them sometimes...  But that is seasonal.

Maybe a boat supply store?

Or a major sports supply store like Gander Mountain?

 

armywife009
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 5:13 PM

BUMP!

Holly.
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 5:15 PM

I would go to a sporting goods store. Gander Mountain, Dick's, Gart Sports, etc. They will probably be able to help you - especially if you take your DD with you. Then they can fit her in the store and you'll be able to get the best life vest. :)

Also, my name is Holly Nicole. :)

Kris_PBG
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 5:17 PM

No - sounds like you need a smaller one....

Quoting hollinicole:

 my friend has on it rated 50-90lbs and its just the front vest that goes around the neck, I just dont see that being safe for DD. And I know nothing about this lol

Quoting Kris_PBG:

Hmmmm - I know costco has them sometimes...  But that is seasonal.

Maybe a boat supply store?

Or a major sports supply store like Gander Mountain?

 


lucky2Beeme
by Platinum Member on Feb. 20, 2011 at 5:17 PM

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haileys-mama
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 5:18 PM

something with clips or a zipper and a leg strap.  we got ours from target and its really nice.

MEE607
by Member on Feb. 20, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Try the Speedo website that is where I just bought mine for my 4yr old  DD . Very reasonable price too.  This is my 3rd one. I have used these since she was 1.

ccoyle4
by Gold Member on Feb. 20, 2011 at 5:27 PM

I got Owen's (2) at walmart last year.  It's one that has the crotch strap.  I know that where my parents got one for us when we were younger.  Owen will still be able to use his this year I think.

kateq
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Puddle jumpers are awesome. That's what we use.

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