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    Salus Marine - Baby Life Vest (4kg - 11kg)

    Salus Marine - Baby Life Vest (4kg - 11kg)

    Frogs and Toadstools started when I was looking for a baby life jacket for my daughter who weighed 6kg.  I could find baby life jackets for under 14kg babies, but these did not sit very well on Zara (if you are looking for a vest for 8kg-14kg click here).   She looked very uncomfortable in the sitting position as the baby life jacket would lift up into her neck and chin as she was very tiny.  

    I soon came across the Salus Bijoux Infant Life Vest made by Canadian company, Salus Marine.  These fit babies from 4kg(!!) to 11kg and come in four colours, Red, Blue, Pink and Lime.  


    Features of the Salus Bijoux Baby Life Vest include:

    * Three-piece collar design with additional floatation on sides to cradle baby’s head in centre of collar for security and comfort; 

    * Easy to reach lifting strap;

    * Adjustable mesh and webbing harness system for security, venting and comfort;

    * Easy access into vest with the two shoulder adjustment buckles; 

    * Short front for enhanced comfort while in the sitting position; 

    * Dry-Lex Aerospacer liner for breathability, temperature control, drainage and comfort for baby; and

    * Mesh back allows the baby to lie comfortably on a blanket or baby carrier.

    But perhaps the best feature is that the front design ensure that baby turns face-up from a face-forward position.  How great is that!!!! 


    What I also really like about Salus Marine is that all their life vests are made in their warehouse in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.  Therefore, each PDF is cut, assembled and sewn by Canadians, not a low-cost manufacturing factory in Asia.  This also means that while not only looking after their workers, quality control is immediate and any problems are addressed in hours, not days.  Salus Marine is also committed to the “reduce, reuse, recycle” model so they are actively trying to re-use materials, not send them to land refills.  

    Have a look at this short You Tube Video to see the Salus Bijoux in Action



    We all know about how important it is to protect our skin from the harmful UV exposure we are blasted with down here in New Zealand in particular, thanks to the gaping hole in the ozone layer. But do you think about your children’s eyes as well? Sunglasses are more than just a cute fashion accessory and can really help protect your child from the sun’s Ultraviolet Rays (UVR).


    About Babiators

    You do everything you can to keep your kids safe and healthy. Helmets for bike riding, sunscreen for outdoor fun. But what about the sun's effects on your child's eyes? The truth is, children's retina mature as they do. That means their young eyes can't filter out UV radiation. Add to that the fact that children receive three times the annual sun exposure as adults* — and the problem is clear — kids need real protection to keep their eyes safe and vision strong.

    Every pair of Babiators sunglasses for kids provides 100% UVA and UVB protection to keep your child's eyes safe. Our top quality lenses are impact and shatter-resistant to handle even the most rugged adventures. Rest assured that your Babiators sunglasses are made to be safe, durable and awesome — so you and your little aviator can get right to the adventure!

    Award-winning Babiators Sunglasses for babies and kids feature the most stylish aviator sunglasses for adventurous and fashionable tots. Babiators’ aviator sunglasses are made out of flexible rubber frames that are virtually indestructible: they won’t break when you bend or twist them! The lenses are also impact- and shatter-resistant and offer 100% UV protection from the sun. Babiators is the only children’s sunglasses brand to offer a Lost & Found Guarantee: if a child’s Babiators are lost or broken within one year of purchase, Babiators replaces them...Guaranteed!** These stylish aviator sunglasses are coveted by celebrity kids and young hipsters across the globe, and they make a great gift for any child. Babiators help little jet-setters be stylish, safe and have fun, all at the same time.

    ** To enable the 1 year guarantee you must register the Babiators product within ONE MONTH of purchasing at