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Voyaging With Kids - A Guide to Family Life Afloat by Behan Gifford (2015-09-18)

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    Behan Gifford;Sara Dawn Johnson;Michael Robertson(Author)

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  • By Caroline Baxley on October 2, 2015

    As a six-year live aboard/cruiser I thought I had plenty of experience living on a boat to add a kid into the mix. Of course, I still read everything on the subject that I could. But when it comes to having a baby on the boat, it opens a whole new range of experiences not covered in the common baby literature. So you're turning to Internet resources and blogs to try to figure out how the heck you baby proof something, what exactly you need to have for babies, how you're going to manage them as they grow up, etc. This book is an absolutely fantastic resource. We've had our 10 month old on our boat her entire life. And this book still provided itself to be an amazing resource - not only giving me more ideas on what to do with her now, but providing me guidance on how to manage things as she gets older. I devoured the book in a weekend and it will become one of my favorite resources when it comes to having a kid on a sailboat. The writing is excellent and the information is exactly spot on what I need to know. Especially helpful are the stories at the end of grown-up cruising kids. I could give those to the in-laws and reassure them that what we were doing is not going to ruin their grandchild. Taking a child on a sailboat cruising either around the US or around the world is a wonderful gift that you can give your child, but it requires a lot of forethought and planning and this book certainly helps organize it and make it easier. Favorite parenting book this year.

  • By Annette Walker on October 10, 2015

    This book is a must-have for anyone cruising with kids, or thinking about doing so. When we first got our boat, I read a books and blogs about kids on boats. There was not much out there. What I found covered only a few topics and was quite lightweight. This book has real, actionable tips and checklists plus lots of insight. And not just about generic "kids" ... all ages ... babies and older, including teens.I have a zillion questions about blue water voyaging beyond our current cruising grounds in the Salish Sea. Kid issues are many of my questions. I want straight to the chapter about boat schooling because that topic is a great mystery and one of my concerns.The chapters: Chapter 1 Getting Ready Chapter 2 Choosing a Boat Chapter 3 Staying Safe Chapter 4 Staying Healthy (includes section on insurance & getting help) Chapter 5 Provisioning for a Family Chapter 6 Everyday Life Afloat Chapter 7 Learning Onboard (boat schooling) Chapter 8 Relationships: Afloat and Ashore Chapter 9 Passagemaking Chapter 10 Babies Onboard Chapter 11 Teens Onboard Chapter 12 Ending the Voyage Chapter 13 Former Cruising Kids (input from 12 people)

  • By Shearwave Solutions on October 19, 2015

    This is an amazing book and I am so grateful to the authors for putting in so much effort to create the definitive guide to cruising with kids.Every cruising family (or potential cruising family) needs to read this book. It is full of both inspiration and practical advice. These parents have been cruising with their kids for years and they know what works and what doesn't.If you want to take your kids cruising, you'll be surrounded by fearful friends and family who will make you doubt the idea. This book is the antidote (buy a copy for the grandparents, too, so they can see how wonderful and safe cruising with kids can be!).I orignally bought the kindle edition, then I saw a copy of the paperback. It's so beautiful, I had to buy the paperback as well! I love this book.

  • By Byn Always on December 22, 2015

    I *finally* ordered the book after almost 2 weeks of living on board our boat and WOW. I was seriously blown away. Everything is right up my alley.The organization of the book, the chapters, the short highlights and commentary in the side bars is perfect for my A.D.D. nature. Just flipping through a few chapters, I found myself frustrated that I didn't have highlighters or a notebook on hand. I kicked myself repeatedly for putting off the purchase of this book, because it would have come in so handy in our months of preparation. From the medical chapter to things like UV clothing to stories of former Cruising kids to share with my kids (I still can, but it would have been reassuring to them, I think, to have had the knowledge before we left on this trip.)

  • By Alison Lohse on October 25, 2015

    As an aspirational sailor and someone who dreams of taking their children on an voyaging adventure, this book helped fill in so many gaps I had in practical day to day knowledge of how that could work. It's given me more comprehensive understandings of the risks/rewards - all rooted in practical experience from different types of families. My dreaming has now taken a much more realistic turn with the help of this book and whether we go for a few months or a few years, I’m positive Voyaging with Kids will be our bible to ensure we, including my daughters, have a safe, meaningful and memorable experience.

  • By Susan on December 30, 2016

    Love this book.We are preparing to circumnavigate and this is great for establishing timelines and what we need to do in what order e.g. Immunizations, mail service etcWe already had our boat and living on it so some of the writing was not relevant to us although I did think it was well thought out.Recommend to anyone planning livaboard life with offshore sailing

  • By Jason Tan on June 29, 2016

    Great book about what to expect going cruising with the family with real world experienced cruiser advice. Can't wait to take my kids on the high seas!

  • By McKelveys on October 23, 2015

    This book is AMAZING! We have been planning our sail with a toddler for several months now and this book was just what we needed to give us more ideas of things we didn't think of during our preparation. I would HIGHLY suggest it to anyone who is looking at cruising with children (of all ages).

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