Bijoux Baby Vest

Bijoux Baby Vest

“Salus Bijoux Baby Vest”
Kanawa Magazine
Spring 2006

Salus Marine Wear, a young Canadian Manufacturer of personal flotation devices (PFDs), is not afraid to explore new areas. The Bijoux baby Vest marks their latest foray into uncharted territory. The Bijoux, which means small precious jewel in French, was inspired when Salus’ designer shortened one of the Salus children’s PFDs for his new daughter and experienced the very different needs infants have of their PFDs. Although not approved – a standard does not yet exist – that did not stop the Canadian Safe Boating Council from awarding the Bijoux its Marine Industry Award as best new safety product.

Designed for infants weighing nine to 25 lbs, the Bijoux is not like the PFDs you and I wear: A mesh cradle, which is quickly secured with two side release buckles, allows easy entry and is cool in hot weather. With all of the torso foam in the front, Junior is righted immediately if he happens to land face first in the water.  (Adult PFDs have the foam more evenly split between the front and back.) The front foam is also short so baby is comfortable whether floating in water, sitting up, lying down or in a car seat. The three-piece collar cradles the infant’s head in water or while being lifted by the collar strap, but stays out of the way when the child is sitting up. The vest even comes with a couple of stretchy pockets for soothers and other baby stuff.

The Salus Bijoux is literally the best and only choice of small infants. As good as it is though, remember to always stay within arm’s length of the child.

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