Boating with Kids: Family Safety Tips

Boating with Kids: Family Safety Tips

Boating with Kids Family Safety TipsThe weather is warming up and more and more opportunities are presented to take a family trip on the boat. While the traditional boating safety tips apply, families with kids need to take extra precaution to ensure they have a disaster-free outing. In addition to securing your vessel with the best Windam County Boating Insurance available, heed the following safety advice.

When boating with a baby…

Be sure to put your baby in a specific infant life jacket. These are meant to protect babies of all sizes and can accommodate up to 30 lbs. Next, never strap your baby into a car seat or any other device that will not float while onboard. Instead, take advantage of the built-in pillow feature on most infant life jackets and hold your baby- they’ll likely be asleep as soon as the boat starts cruising.

Don’t take a chance.

Kids should wear their life jackets on and near water. Whether they tend to roam or don’t understand the hazards that water poses, it’s best not to risk it. When you get out of the car or near the dock, strap them in.

Teach kids to swim.

This goes hand in hand with water safety. If your kids are old enough, teach them to swim- the sooner the better. However, even experienced swimmers should wear life jackets on board the boat.

The rule of two.

Two adults should be on board so that one person can focus on operating the boat and one person can focus on keeping the kids safe and comfortable while cruising, says Boater Kids.

At Byrnes Agency we are proud to offer the complete watercraft insurance policies specifically designed to minimize your losses as a boat owner should your boating adventures go awry. We can also provide coverage for your personal property and fishing equipment in addition to protection against injury to you caused by an uninsured boater. Contact us today for more information about our comprehensive Windam County boat insurance policies.

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