I was going to add pictures of my youngest in the Sidekick, but the system says something about a security token needed. If anyone can help explain that, maybe I can add them later.
I think the Fun1 is the the smallest boat available for the very young. It is highly recommended to start them early, even as young as 2 or 3 in my opinion, in the pool and later on ponds, lakes, and slow class I in that boat. They will get excited, confident, and addicted just paddling around for the first few years. When kids grow to about 80+ lbs and have a desire and enough skills to begin river running, then I think make an investment in the Sidekick.
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