We had are first canoe trip today with our 1yr old, he was happy in his life jacket, enjoying the water running through his fingers. Things were going fine until the enviable happened. He started splashing the water, leaning out to far took a drink. No sooner was he in the water than he was out having a cuddle with me and 5mins later was trying the same trick again leaning over the side.
Has anyone had experience canoeing with a baby and has a tip on avoiding this situation? I was thinking about tethering Joel's life jacker to mine via a quick release mechanism so he couldn't climb out but not sure if there are any safety considerations I haven't thought of.