Choosing the right lifejacket for kids

We are heading to somewhere for some SUN, SEA and BREEZE soon :D I remembered when we went there last time they don’t even have proper lifejackets for kids. Even the lifejackets they have for adults are smelly and yucky. I remembered Darling saying the lifejacket he got then smelt of ‘ketiak’ (armpit)! @_@ *vomit*

It’s very important for kids to have the correct fitting lifejackets so we went shopping for Ethan’s lifejacket the other day. We did not know what to look for…

Children's lifejacket

We got him to try on the inflatable life vest first.

Air only life vests are lighter but this type of lifejacket does not provide any buoyancy when it is not inflated. These jackets need to be inflated orally. You know how ‘green’ Darling got after blowing into the life vest to inflate it?  He ran out of gas and almost fainted! LoL! I’m also not too comfortable thinking what if it got caught in something sharp and became deflated? Horror!

Foam life vest

We then made him try on the foam life jacket.

Foam lifejackets are usually bulkier, but they provide inherent buoyancy and may also help to keep the child warm and provide a degree of protection in the case of a fall. But I don’t think this is bulkier as Ethan seemed comfortable in it. The best part is it has that extra strap in between his thigh to keep the jacket from floating out. I don’t need to worry about deflation and Ethan says he loved it so we bought this! I can’t really remember how much it costs but I think it is around RM45-50.

With that in the travel bag, we are so ready for the beach! But wait… we need to get some sunscreen!!!

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    wah Ethan got Life Jacket di :P

    ho miah :P

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      eeee.. not ho miah. going to the sea kenot play play eh.. they dun have life vest for kids his age i think, so better 'sediakan payung sebelum hujan' :D

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    enjoy ur trip ya……

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      we sure will :) Thank you :D

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    Where are you going? Come, come to Sibu no need life jacket one…

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      Hehe! Good one STP! One day.. One fine day :D

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    Ouh…where are you going now? Hahaha :D Some where watery?

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      Very cute lah u. If no water why shud we buy the life jacket? @_@

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    You guys are going to the beach or to an island? :)

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      To a beach on an island! Hehe…

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    Enjoy your trip……

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      Will do, thank u :D

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    Holiday.. Holiday..

    Enjoy ya..

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      :D u jaga my blog for me while i'm away kay? Haha.. :P

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    We also hit the beach last month and bought a life jacket for my niece. Enjoy your vacation!

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      Cool! See! I'm not the only one :D

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    Have a nice break, Merryn and remember to snap and snap more and more pic for us to see yo..

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    Wow..you are so well prepared. That's a good idea! Enjoy your holiday. Where to? Langkawi ke?

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    Woot, I can sense a wonderful island holiday coming up! Sweet!

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    Ya, life jackets are important for kids and those who dont know how to swim.. I remember I rely on it alot before I know how to swim… haha

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    Enjoy your trip ya… When going? During raya break?

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    Very well prepared indeed. Good good. Hv a great sunny beachy holiday! :D

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    so nice going for holiday..

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    HI, i’d like to know where did u get the foam life jacket for your kid?
    I couldn’t find this type of life jacket in shopping mall.
    mind to share? thanks a lots!! :)

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      Hi Wan Tyng,

      I’m sorry but I can’t really remember. It has been some time since we purchased this. Have you tried Hypermarkets? Do let me know. Meanwhile, I’ll try to think back. If I can recall, I’ll drop you an email kay? Cheers.

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