Well, I have a child on the way, and looks like it is going to be a girl. Any advice from the ladies as far as taking young children in the field? How young do you start, and what special preperation do you take? I have had friends that have taken their very young (still in diapers) children out. I believe they did so cause of lack of sitters though. I am not sure when it would be safe or appropriate to start taking a child, but I certainly want to start as early as possible without endangering the child. My wife hunts with me on occasion, and has agreed to go on some hunts with the child when she is old enough. But she wants to be certain on safety issues such as hearing protection, adequate warm clothing, and sanitary issues... I have no idea at this point on how to address those valid issues, and would love some starting points. Most hunting will be duck hunting from a blind or dove hunting. The wife will have to come out at first for the duck hunting, cause the blinds are single barrels in our area. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.