Fitting a child’s lifejacket – RYA & Crewsaver short film guides

Fitting a child’s lifejacket – RYA & Crewsaver short film guides

July 31, 2017

Nipper Skipper proudly promote safety kit for children who enjoy time on the water. We are often asked about fitting lifejackets on children and we know that it is imperative that you get it right. Here at Nipper Skipper we stock Crewsaver and Spinlock lifejackets plus buoyancy aids from Crewsaver. Fundamentally if your child doesn’t swim then a buoyancy aid is not suitable. a lifejacket will turn a child over and  keep their head above the water should they fall in. A buoyancy aid does NOT do this.

We are partners with RYA and are pleased to see then working to promote sea safety so widely. The RYA and Crewsaver have teamed up to make two short films about fitting lifejackets on children and we highly recommend that you take a moment to watch one of them. There is a short, under two minute, version or a slightly longer version that is just over four minutes. We think that it’s a couple of minutes that can prove very useful.

We hope you enjoy them and find them useful:

Choosing a Lifejacket for a child with Crewsaver – Buoyancy, Sizing (1min 44s)

Children’s Lifejackets – Helping you choose the right lifejacket for your little one (4min 10s)

Remember – sailing and boating is fun but we must always respect the water. Stay safe and enjoy!


We offer functional and fashionable clothing for outdoor adventurers 2-10 years throughout all seasons, and specialise in providing reliable, high quality waterproofs. Nipper Skipper supplies Forest Schools, Kindergarten and Nurseries and we are happy to discuss bulk requirements (please email).
We also offer practical sailing kit and technical safety gear, for children aged 0-10 years who enjoy messing about in boats or sailing.

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