Originally Posted by FatmanZ
Make sure the snacks and water bottle are easily accessible on the raft, as well as a dry/warm change of clothes (poly pro top/bottoms) and a warm winter hat and thin gloves if the day turns cold and the wind picks up. Kids tend to bottom out quickly when they are any one of the following: hungry, tired, cold. Find a good and safe spot on the raft for your kiddo to nap during the float - either a padded cooler or in the bow or wherever they'll be semi-secure and comfortable. The best water bottle/sippy out there in my experience is the Nalgene Everyday Grip-N-Gulp bottle. You can use a biner or short rope to keep it easy accessible and from getting lost. Towels make great blankets too!
Good hats. Probably been said.
For in the tent a battery lantern has been a Godsend. I also like to use cyalume glow ( damn the garbage anyway) sticks to keep a 'nightlight' on for them so they don't wake up in a pitch dark tent if I am still by the fire getting snockered. Crack a small one after they are asleep, lasts plenty long until we go to bed.
Lots of snacks.
Multiple days in a row can cause LJCC (life jacket chin chafe). Plain old vaseline works the best when my kids get really abused skin ( their legs too). I am sure there is something more organic but if it ain't broke don't fix it . While aloe vera can help sunburn, it causes big stinging for my little one. Don't know why.