Just like our dog, whose unbalanced proportions don't allow him to swim successfully, our daughter will also need a life vest to compensate for her top-heavy physique and inability to swim. To find a suitable infant life jacket, Eric and I ventured to Fort Lauderdale, the boating mecca of South Florida, to see what options were available. Sadly, we were more than disappointed by what we discovered. For starters, there was very little in terms of selection. There was even less in terms of quality. Apparently, "sailing infants" do not account for a large enough segment of the market to warrant the production of seaworthy life vests...unless you live in Canada. Yes, our friendly northern neighbors have produced the perfect infant life vest:
|Salus Marine Wear Bijoux Baby Flotation Life Vest|
(Not our baby)
We were so impressed by all of the life jacket's features and positive reviews that we ordered one--in pink:
Now that we have a life vest that we can feel confident about, we are ready to set sail with our daughter...the only thing we are waiting on is her arrival.