Like everyone, children can be unpredictable around water - particularly if they are suddenly immersed in water unexpectedly. That is why it is imperative to purchase the right product for your child and ensure that they have it on and understand how it will work in the water before heading out.
Many states have specific regulations regarding the type of lifejacket children must wear. Make sure you are aware of the requirements in your state before selecting a product for your child.
Click on the following link for PFD state laws: