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Kayaking with a baby or toddler?

Hello!  We have a 7 month old baby, and enjoy sharing our love of the outdoors with her.  We've taken her on plenty of snowshoes and day hikes, and plan to do some car camping this summer too.  One of our favorite activities is kayaking...has anyone figured out a way to do this well with a baby?  We have a large tandem sea touring kayak with interior gear storage and two cockpits.  We bought her an infant life vest with the idea that maybe she can just sit in front of one of us.  But does that work?  Can you still paddle?  Is anyone successfully kayaking with a little one?

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@kmyzz - Can you share what kayak you use? We don’t own one and would love one we know has worked well with little ones. Thanks!