Protect your littlest crew member with a Coast Guard approved infant life jacket.
What to look for in a life jacket for your baby:
- Life jackets for babies and infants should be labeled as an Infant PFD under 30 lbs (be sure to pick the right size based on your baby's weight), Coast Guard approved and Type II.
- Look for mandatory features for a safe baby life jacket such as a "heads-up" flotation pad and a strap that goes between the legs to keep the life jacket from sliding up.
- A breathable, comfortable fit that is easy to put on or take off a baby
Here are some good life jacket choices for your baby or newborn infant.
EDITOR'S PICK FOR BABY LIFE JACKETS
EDITOR's PICK: Salus Bijox Baby Vest
There are a bunch of good options on this page for infant or baby life vests, but the Salus Bijox Baby Vest was our personal choice. It's a particular good fit for newborn summer babies because it is designed for an 8-25 lb baby.
Both our babies wore this jacket and it was comfortable and easy to get them in & out of - especially important when they fall asleep and you need to get it off.
The design ensures that baby turns face-up from a face-forward position, while the collar cradles the head while floating. The mesh harness and short front enhances comfort when sitting upright or lying down and makes it super easy to get baby in & out of the vest.
Although the vest is not officially USCG or Transport Canada approved (since there is currently no testing standard to certify PFDs for children under 9 kilograms /20 pounds), it was a winner of the Canadian Safe Boating Award (CASBA) for Best New Safety Product and is a top selling jacket on Amazon for babies.
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MORE BABY LIFE JACKET OPTIONS (UNDER 30 LBS)
Here are some additional baby life jacket options that we recommend: