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canoeing with baby ...?

Posted by on Jun. 15, 2014 at 3:09 PM
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I'm trying to plan a vacation for later this summer .. One of the things the hubs and I like to do is go canoeing. We've canoed this specific river 3 to 4 times before, it's very mellow & pretty shallow in most spots. DS will be 6 or 7 months at the time ... Is it ok to go canoeing with him? Has anyone done this before? Any helpful tips? TIA!
by on Jun. 15, 2014 at 3:09 PM
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Mom2five87
by Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 3:11 PM

I don't really know anything about canoeing but I'd say no. It sounds dangerous.

fatcat0908
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 3:13 PM
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As long as he has on an approved life-vest that will keep him afloat on his back, I think it's fine. 

christina122952
by on Jun. 15, 2014 at 3:21 PM
No
oliveoil423
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 3:41 PM
That sounds dangerous to do. I dont think i would want to take my kids with me for it.

Good luck.
mamatink7
by on Jun. 15, 2014 at 4:03 PM
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we did not take kids until 3 years old-old enough to sit on bottom of canoe without flopping over. i would leave that part out of trip or have someone take him during that time period while you are on the water. talk to a marina, coast guard or park officer for more info. 

WillsMOM72
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 6:04 PM
I wouldn't.
wife-4-life
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 6:43 PM
I would never do that.
babyspots17
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 8:31 PM

We have taken our kids all out on out our pontoon boat but I don't think I would take them in a canoe until they were much older.

Dragonmamas
by Ari on Jun. 15, 2014 at 9:19 PM

I personally wouldn't.

Ilaynasmommy
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 10:10 PM
No. He might be a wiggly baby then.
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