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I suspect the reason they are not available, is that a puddle jumper isn't really safe for a 1 year old; it doesn't orient their heads up automatically, like a Type I lifejacket will (which is what is recommended for a 1 year old). I'd worry that even in a pool a 1 year old would too easily orient face down in a puddle jumper, particularly with the lack of ...


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Slightly off topic, but only slightly. Several big families with lots of kids at San Diego's Mission Bay east of the Bahia, everybody watching which means nobody's really watching. My 15 year-old was off soloing in our little sailboat for the first time, so I was alone on the beach with a half hour to kill. I saw a five-year-old boy twenty-five feet ...


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Let me see if I understand this. You're the 16 year old's big brother (didn't say how old). Mum didn't set boundaries with her, so she was doing poorly at school, but you didn't really say if she had difficulty with good relationships with guys, or mention of drugs, illegal activity or other. She's moving in with you and your partner, but you're worried ...


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Babies have been doing this since the beginning of time. They are flexible little beings, and any discomfort will likely be minor and short-lived. But if you are concerned, keep a burp cloth (cloth diaper or nappy) over your shoulder whenever you hold him. It protects your clothes as well!!


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We have a very spirited 3.5 year old, and we have never used a harness on him. I believe in raising independent kids, and teaching them how to act in traffic - but that doesn't I don't understand the idea of putting a safety leash on! What we did do however, is to require that he holds hands when crossing the street, and when waiting on the crosswalk ...


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We didn't use harnesses for our kids, despite both of ours being of the sort mentioned above - running all over the place, very active, not tending to stay in one place for long. (I guess that's just "kids", but ours felt more active than others I've seen.) We didn't avoid them out of concern for social issues (meh, I don't fit in and neither does my wife, ...



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