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Old 09-16-2015, 08:15 AM
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we have our daughter on the checkmate at 3 months. The car seat bucket fit perfect between the bench seats in the cabin and the boat rocked her to sleep. She is 4 now and loves the boat
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:30 AM
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My daughter was on the water in a matter of weeks.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:46 AM
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Bring the donzi up to cumberland donzi1979!!! Its Wes. Around 6 months for us too. They love it the faster we go!
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:51 AM
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One of mine was 9 days and one was 10 days. One was born on a Wednesday and one was born on a Tuesday. We didn't go the first weekend (mainly because my wife didn't feel up for it) but we boated the following weekend. Neither one of them could have been over 10 lbs at that point.....
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My kids where born in the late summer. I took them out the following spring. The biggest worries are the heat and the sun.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:37 AM
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My daughter was 3 months old, and my son was 1 month old when they first came out on our 288.

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Old 09-16-2015, 09:45 AM
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I believe the best approach is common sense.

When our son was born we waited a few months to take him out on the boat - and then was a very slow ride- my concern was a lifejacket for a newborn - we were on an inland lake but the DNR still visits us quite regularly. I agree with those that commented on the heat and sun being the biggest issues. Don't want to bake these little guys (or gals)-- dehydration is a real possibility. Also, (maybe a couple of physicians could chime in) I don't think it would be wise to have a new born bounce around in a boat - possible retina detachment - at such an early age could be damaged.

just my 2 cents

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Old 09-16-2015, 09:48 AM
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My son was out with us at 10 days old, only because the weather the weekend after he was born was a complete bust. He spent 14 days sleeping / staying on the boat for our annual Boyne Thunder vacation when he was only 8 weeks old. This was his second full boating season, and he loves it! He even participated in the Buffalo Poker run this year.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:54 AM
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:56 AM
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Who makes the best life jacket for newborn/ Infants ? Found this o'niel but don't know if it's really for newborn. I called Lifeline but they don't make any. Thanks in advance.

http://www.amazon.com/ONeill-USCG-ny...t+under+30+lbs
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