Little Dipper Life Jacket
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Little Dipper Life Jacket

Little dippers Life jacket design allows free range of motion and great stability while in the water, for children between 30-50 lbs. Little Dippers life jackets are U.S. Coast Guard approved Type III vest. They are also a great confidence builder for kids who are just learning their way around the water. Getting kids to wear a life jacket will never be easier! The child will enjoy these bright, fun faced characters on their PFD.

  • US COAST GUARD-APPROVED PFD TYPE III
  • Offers great stability and confidence building while in the water
  • Friendly designs that will appeal to children, providing them a vest they will want to wear.
  • Soft polyester fabric provides less chafing
  • Allows free range of motion
  • Ordering in case quantities of 4 is recommended to maximize shipping space.

** When ordering bulk quantities of this item (12 or more), shipping will not be calculated. After receipt of your order we will research the best freight cost for your item, and it will be added to final invoice. **

SKU: 104400

Our Price: $17.95

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How to select the right PFD Life Jacket

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S PFD (LIFE JACKET)


To reduce the risk of drowning, read the information 1 in the tag,
2 in the label on your Personal Floatation Device (PFD)

Select the right PFD (life jacket) for your child!

When choosing a PFD for your child, understand that different types of PFD’s have different strengths and limitations, including:

TYPE

Fit

Use Conditions

Type I PFD

Unless a hybrid*, more bulky and less comfortable than either Type II or Type III PFD (life jackets)

Type I PFD’s have the greatest ability to turn a child “face-up”.

Type II PFD

Typically comfortable, but more bulky than Type III PFD (life jackets)

Type II PFD’s will turn only some children to a “face-up” position.

Type III PFD

Least bulky and most comfortable for continuous wear

Type III PFD’s are NOT designed to turn a child “face-up” in the water.  They provide good support to children with some swimming skills.

Type V PFD

May be a substitute for a Type I, II or III (as marked on the PFD label)

Examples are Type V swimwear PFD’s with Type III performance that provide enhanced wearability.

*Hybrid devices may combine improved comfort with enhanced in-water performance

A “face-up” position is one where the child is floating calmly on his/her back with arms and legs in the water and head back, face up, with face out of the water.  The ability of a PFD (life jacket) to turn a child “face-up” is affected by:

  • Your child’s height and weight distribution
  • The type of PFD you select
  • The ability of your child to remain calm in the water
  • The ability of your conscious child to turn himself/herself face-up

Make sure your child’s PFD (life jacket) fits properly!

Select a PFD that fits your child based on his/her weight plus any other sizing on the PFD, such as chest size.  Make sure your child’s weight is within the range marked on the PFD. The PFD should fit snugly, but not too tightly.  Do not buy a PFD (life jacket) that your child will “grow into.”

Have your child try the PDF and test its fit by lifting the child up by the shoulders of the PFD. The PFD is too large if it slips over the child’s chin or ears.  Always use leg straps, if provided, to keep PFD securely in place.

PFD SIZE

WEIGHT RANGE

APPROXIMATE CHEST SIZE

Infant

Less than 30 lbs (40 kg)

16”-20” (41-51cm)

Child

30 to 50 lbs (14-23 kg)

20”-25” (51-64 cm)

Youth

50 to 90 lbs (23-41 kg)

26”-29” (66-74cm)

Life Jacket Cleaning

In the pool and waterpark industry, life jackets are used in chlorinated water, which innately kills germs.
They can be washed as needed; but most importantly, after each use life jackets should be hung to dry
completely. Hanging the life jackets is very important to retard the formation of mildew. The life jackets
can be cleaned if needed with a solution of 1 T. chlorine bleach per gallon of clean water. A large
container, such as a 55‐gallon drum, works best to clean a large quantity of life jackets.

Life jacket racks are commonly used, for visibility in the park and longevity of the life jacket. The rack is
typically a 3‐ or 4‐tier structure with dowels to hang the life jackets. The smaller sizes are placed on the
bottom tiers where they are easily accessible to children, with adult sizes on the upper tiers.

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