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2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

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Snoopy36
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2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

baby #2 is coming mid march or early april (im on bed rest & docs think i can go any time after 36w) my husband and i are HUGE beach bums so we cant wait to make a beach bum out of baby #2. i have a two part question so here it goes:

1 -- i'd like to find something i can bring with us to lay the baby in on the beach... i dont want to lug the pack and play, i was thinking more of like a mini laundry basket type thing that the baby can hang out in under the umbrella. does anyone have any suggestions?

2 -- does anyone have a boat? we have a fishing boat which is the biggest thing we use to take to the beach. my husband asked me last night what my plan was for traveling with the baby on the boat & i guess i really didnt think about it, but i figured i would just hold him while sitting while we were in motion. or i thought i could sit in the cabin with him and my older son. does anyone have any experience with this? any insight would be appreciated!

Posted 2/20/14 1:16 PM
 
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PotofLuck06
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Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

Posted by Snoopy36

baby #2 is coming mid march or early april (im on bed rest & docs think i can go any time after 36w) my husband and i are HUGE beach bums so we cant wait to make a beach bum out of baby #2. i have a two part question so here it goes:

1 -- i'd like to find something i can bring with us to lay the baby in on the beach... i dont want to lug the pack and play, i was thinking more of like a mini laundry basket type thing that the baby can hang out in under the umbrella. does anyone have any suggestions?

2 -- does anyone have a boat? we have a fishing boat which is the biggest thing we use to take to the beach. my husband asked me last night what my plan was for traveling with the baby on the boat & i guess i really didnt think about it, but i figured i would just hold him while sitting while we were in motion. or i thought i could sit in the cabin with him and my older son. does anyone have any experience with this? any insight would be appreciated!



1. We got something like this for the beach and we love it! We got it from BJs.
External Image

2. As for a boat....we don't have one, but our good friends do and we go out with them. They took their DD out on the boat and there was a random inspection by coast guard and because their DD was too small to wear a life vest, they got cited and told that until the child can wear a life vest, she shouldn't be on the boat. They learned their lesson and they developed a policy of no child on the boat unless they could wear a life preserver.

Message edited 2/20/2014 1:24:05 PM.

Posted 2/20/14 1:22 PM
 

Snoopy36
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Caille

Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

Posted by PotofLuck06

1. We got something like this for the beach and we love it! We got it from BJs.
IMAGE

2. As for a boat....we don't have one, but our good friends do and we go out with them. They took their DD out on the boat and there was a random inspection by coast guard and because their DD was too small to wear a life vest, they got cited and told that until the child can wear a life vest, she shouldn't be on the boat. They learned their lesson and they developed a policy of no child on the boat unless they could wear a life preserver.



we actually have that exact tent... i was looking for something that could contain the baby a little more

of course we wouldnt bring the baby on the boat without a life jacket... i hadnt researched it yet, but i was assuming we could find one for infants

Posted 2/20/14 1:29 PM
 

blu6385

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T

Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

someone gave me this travel bassinet i am not sure if i will ever use it but this might work for the beach
Travel Bassinet

Posted 2/20/14 1:36 PM
 

Snoopy36
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Caille

Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

Posted by blu6385

someone gave me this travel bassinet i am not sure if i will ever use it but this might work for the beach
Travel Bassinet



AHH! thats exactly what i had in mind!!! thank you!!! i bookmarked that page!

Posted 2/20/14 1:38 PM
 

jennielee15
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Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

Posted by PotofLuck06

2. As for a boat....we don't have one, but our good friends do and we go out with them. They took their DD out on the boat and there was a random inspection by coast guard and because their DD was too small to wear a life vest, they got cited and told that until the child can wear a life vest, she shouldn't be on the boat. They learned their lesson and they developed a policy of no child on the boat unless they could wear a life preserver.



Just out of curiosity, how little was the baby? We had our son on our boat at 6 weeks and in a life vest. As for the original question...When we are underway I hold my son on my lap in a life vest. When anchored he was out of the life vest and either on my lap, in the bed, or I would bring the rock n play which was wonderful!!!

Message edited 2/20/2014 2:17:26 PM.

Posted 2/20/14 2:09 PM
 

Snoopy36
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Caille

Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

Posted by jennielee15

Posted by PotofLuck06

2. As for a boat....we don't have one, but our good friends do and we go out with them. They took their DD out on the boat and there was a random inspection by coast guard and because their DD was too small to wear a life vest, they got cited and told that until the child can wear a life vest, she shouldn't be on the boat. They learned their lesson and they developed a policy of no child on the boat unless they could wear a life preserver.



Just out of curiosity, how little was the baby? We had our son on our boat at 6 weeks and in a life vest. As for the original question...When we are underway I hold my son on my lap in a life vest. When anchored he was out of the life vest and either on my lap, in the bed, or I would bring the rock n play which was wonderful!!!



thanks this makes me feel better! and i had pictured myself doing exactly what you said you did!

at the earliest we would take the baby out around 8 weeks... true beach season doesnt really start till mid-june & by then he'll be over 2 months old. i just found a couple of good life jackets for infants, but would you mind sharing which one you have?

Message edited 2/20/2014 2:15:55 PM.

Posted 2/20/14 2:14 PM
 

jennielee15
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Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

I'm trying to find a pic....hold on.....

Posted 2/20/14 2:18 PM
 

jennielee15
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Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

it's a Stearns

External Image

Message edited 2/20/2014 2:25:48 PM.

Posted 2/20/14 2:24 PM
 

Snoopy36
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Caille

Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

Posted by jennielee15

it's a Stearns

IMAGE



OMG thats the cutest thing ive ever seen!!!!!!! thanks!

Posted 2/20/14 2:52 PM
 

jennielee15
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Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

Thanks we had so much fun with him on the boat

Here is a pic from when he was a little older....

External Image

BTW it was a godsend, he loved it and would stop crying everything we put him in it!! Chat Icon

Oh and I used a baby carrier on long days to save my back

Message edited 2/20/2014 2:59:47 PM.

Posted 2/20/14 2:56 PM
 

ElizaRags35
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Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

Tent - blocks baby from the sun.

Posted 2/20/14 3:06 PM
 

Snoopy36
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Member since 12/13

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Caille

Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

Posted by jennielee15

Oh and I used a baby carrier on long days to save my back



SO cute!!

i def planned on using my baby carrier also to get to and from the boat/beach!

Posted 2/20/14 3:07 PM
 

KangaMom
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Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

Our children were safely on our boat from about 8 weeks. They always had their infant life vest on, similar to what was posted. I always held them while underway whether in cabin or cockpit.

We brought a Pack and play to use on the boat and dock. Small tent for the beach.

It's an amazing lifestyle your children will remember and enjoy always Chat Icon

Posted 2/20/14 3:31 PM
 

alli3131
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Allison

Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

Posted by jennielee15

Posted by PotofLuck06

2. As for a boat....we don't have one, but our good friends do and we go out with them. They took their DD out on the boat and there was a random inspection by coast guard and because their DD was too small to wear a life vest, they got cited and told that until the child can wear a life vest, she shouldn't be on the boat. They learned their lesson and they developed a policy of no child on the boat unless they could wear a life preserver.



Just out of curiosity, how little was the baby? We had our son on our boat at 6 weeks and in a life vest. As for the original question...When we are underway I hold my son on my lap in a life vest. When anchored he was out of the life vest and either on my lap, in the bed, or I would bring the rock n play which was wonderful!!!



I was wondering the same thing. There is no "too Small" for a life vest. My DS was a winter baby but we had him out on the boat as soon as the weather got nice. He always had a life vest and we have a cabin on the boat so we were able to get out do the sun.

Posted 2/20/14 3:45 PM
 

Snoopy36
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Member since 12/13

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Name:
Caille

Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

Posted by KangaMom

Our children were safely on our boat from about 8 weeks. They always had their infant life vest on, similar to what was posted. I always held them while underway whether in cabin or cockpit.

We brought a Pack and play to use on the boat and dock. Small tent for the beach.

It's an amazing lifestyle your children will remember and enjoy always Chat Icon



thanks!! yeah im so excited about raising both my kids on the water!

we bought the boat 2 years ago so my first son was already almost 2 by the time we were a "boating family" but he LOVESSSS it!!

we have a beach tent & umbrella so we are good to go with sun protection!

Posted 2/20/14 4:30 PM
 

FirstMate
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Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

We live the same lifestyle.

1. We used the peapod:External Image

I liked it because it was easy to travel with, it protected him from the sun and I could keep all the sand out by zipping him in. It was like a screen house.

2. We had him in the infant life vest. I would hold him on my lap while underway, usually sitting up with my DH as he drove.

Posted 2/20/14 9:52 PM
 

cantbelieveit
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Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

We got the same tent as prevous poster as a gift and it worked great! Don't have the experience with a boat.

Posted 2/21/14 7:40 AM
 

Snoopy36
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Name:
Caille

Re: 2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

Posted by FirstMate

We live the same lifestyle.

1. We used the peapod:IMAGE

I liked it because it was easy to travel with, it protected him from the sun and I could keep all the sand out by zipping him in. It was like a screen house.

2. We had him in the infant life vest. I would hold him on my lap while underway, usually sitting up with my DH as he drove.



Oo thats awesome!!!!!

Posted 2/21/14 10:56 AM
 

mama2charlotte
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2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

We have the Prepaid. It's so easy to use and very simple to transport.

Posted 2/21/14 11:47 AM
 

mama2charlotte
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2 part question: newborn on beach & on boat

Peapod...duh!

Posted 2/21/14 11:47 AM
 
 

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