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Lifejackets for juniors are essential and in some cases, such as in a boat, are legally required. However, not many people realize that there are different types of lifejackets. When playing in the pool, a Type III lifejacket is appropriate. These are the type commonly sold in stores with popular characters on them. They are light enough for active play, but help keep the child buoyant, When riding in a boat, however, make sure your child is wearing a Type III or Type IV lifejacket. These types are more dependable in an emergency situation, as they are heavier and designed to withstand currents in the open water. The Type IV is ideal, although the heaviest kind. It will keep the child face up until help arrives.