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MichelleP
January 27th, 2005, 04:27 PM
How do you keep your kids from blowing the whistles on the life jackets during the drill?

Morning glory
January 28th, 2005, 02:38 PM
Thanks for the warning. I'm sure I'll have that problem. :(

Ehpride
January 28th, 2005, 05:46 PM
There's whistles?? Cool!! Lol...I'll try to be a bit more mature than that, but I guess it depends on what drink I have before!

michelle10863
January 28th, 2005, 06:43 PM
I guess it depends on their age. If they are old enough to understand no it shouldn't be too much of a problem, especially if they are old enough to understand germs (those whistles aren't washed between cruises). If they aren't old enough to understand or you think they won't listen I would try to sanitize the whistles before they get the chance to catch something from it. A little listerine or a clorox wipe goes along way.

larkwind
January 31st, 2005, 08:55 PM
Three year old couldn't blow it very loud--at least not a loud as Papa could!! Husband bent down during drill (another no-no?) and they had a little whistle blowing concert down there. Didn't bother anyone--wasn't the social-rule hill we wanted to die on, so just had fun. Life jacket on for what, 20 minutes the whole trip? No prob. Who cares what complete strangers think anyway?! Note: we don't run in the halls, yell across the diningrooms, or do any of those other annoying activities some adults do on cruiseshttp://messages.cruisecritic.com/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif

cali-croozer
January 31st, 2005, 09:21 PM
Three year old couldn't blow it very loud--at least not a loud as Papa could!! Husband bent down during drill (another no-no?) and they had a little whistle blowing concert down there. Didn't bother anyone--wasn't the social-rule hill we wanted to die on, so just had fun. Life jacket on for what, 20 minutes the whole trip? No prob. Who cares what complete strangers think anyway?! Note: we don't run in the halls, yell across the diningrooms, or do any of those other annoying activities some adults do on cruiseshttp://messages.cruisecritic.com/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif


The OP was concerned about germs, not noise. I still can't figure out how to keep my husband away from the whistles...LOL.....it's my kids who are embarrassed at the life boat drill.:D

serene56
February 2nd, 2005, 01:49 PM
Three year old couldn't blow it very loud--at least not a loud as Papa could!! Husband bent down during drill (another no-no?) and they had a little whistle blowing concert down there. Didn't bother anyone--wasn't the social-rule hill we wanted to die on, so just had fun. Life jacket on for what, 20 minutes the whole trip? No prob. Who cares what complete strangers think anyway?! Note: we don't run in the halls, yell across the diningrooms, or do any of those other annoying activities some adults do on cruiseshttp://messages.cruisecritic.com/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif


oh mi.. Blowing the whistles is NOT a social thing---its yuck.-- i am sure that the whistles can be tucked away inside. they dont look like whistles so if its not called attention to I am sure they probably wont use it.

dondiane
February 3rd, 2005, 06:38 PM
I've witnessed more adults blowing the whistles than kids. Yuk.
They certainly aren't sanitized between sailings.

dosi
February 3rd, 2005, 06:51 PM
Rub it down with an alcohol wipe (like the doctor puts on your arm before a shot) It will kill the germs AND make it taste very very nasty!!!

bmgaritty
February 3rd, 2005, 07:27 PM
How about just tell them no - don't do that?
Works for my 20 month old....

cali-croozer
February 3rd, 2005, 07:31 PM
How about just tell them no - don't do that?
Works for my 20 month old....

Now that's just too easy! :rolleyes: LOL