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  1. #1
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    Default Toddler life jacket tantrums.....

    Afternoon Forum,

    Looking for some advice please!!

    Taken two years to convince my rather risk averse missus to get the 2 year old on the boat (Nimbus 27) however regrettably it seems the 'terrible two's' are alive and kicking....the mere sight of a pink, Swedish toddler life vest resulted in a monumental melt-down, much to the amusement of the people working on the boat next to us in Hamble Point.

    Any suggestions/ideas gratefully received as to how to introduce life jackets to toddlers!!!!


    Martin

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    Default Re: Toddler life jacket tantrums.....

    Maybe it's as simple as the child doesn't like the colour? Maybe take him/her to buy one of their own choosing.

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    Default Re: Toddler life jacket tantrums.....

    Ensure you lead by example...…. you should also wear a pink life jacket.

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    Default Re: Toddler life jacket tantrums.....

    Well I can't deny that those two replies have both made me smile......and maybe I can see your point, she's thinking, why do you get the nice small black one and i get a massive load of pink coloured foam...........

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    Default Re: Toddler life jacket tantrums.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Martin1976 View Post
    Well I can't deny that those two replies have both made me smile......and maybe I can see your point, she's thinking, why do you get the nice small black one and i get a massive load of pink coloured foam...........
    Exactly, you have to get into the psyche of a two year old. Having past the 50 mark myself this year more of my brain cells have died and I am thus closer to the mental capacity of two year old than you...……..

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    Default Re: Toddler life jacket tantrums.....

    Take it away from her and tell her that she is not allowed to wear one

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    Default Re: Toddler life jacket tantrums.....

    Loads of stickers of her favourite TV characters on it?

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    Default Re: Toddler life jacket tantrums.....

    Well.......given it is Shaun the Sheep, I'd probably be best off gluing wool to it!...

    spray hood and jacket.jpg with spray hood no less....

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    Default Re: Toddler life jacket tantrums.....

    You could try taking the child on a quiet evening to the local swimming pool. Introduce her and the life jacket at the same time to the pleasures of the toddler's pool. By association the life vest becomes something of a treat.

    ???

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    Default Re: Toddler life jacket tantrums.....

    Worth a try I guess!! This is a no option thing, she HAS to like the damn thing.....life jacket with Shaun the Sheep stickers down at the local pool....

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