Originally Posted by Cadence
I wish I saw your child living in a PFD
under 13 wear an approved PFD whenever a recreational boat is underway, unless below decks or in a cabin
In addition to wearing a life jacket, we often put Hobie on a tether as well.
If you are some how implying that "boats are dangerous" or that we are "bad parents" for not having our child in a life jacket 100% of the time (including while asleep down below) I can easily point you to research
detailing all the dangers found in your home. For example, twice and many toddlers will die from choking on hot dogs
this year than they will from boating
Drowning accounts for about 1/3 of toddler fatalities, 70% of those deaths occur in the home. Of course the leading cause of unintentional death is driving in a car.
So if you are being judgmental, I'd suggest you alter your judgement from telling me to "put my child in a life jacket" to "all parents everywhere should put their children
in a bubble and feed them baby food
until at least 13 years of age."
Sorry if I seem defensive. but I am defensive.