Depends on the age of the kid and their dexterity. I wouldn't take anyone under 10 into the Guadalupe and would be hesitant with a child that wasn't a teenager. The river has a very slippery, uneven bottom, with lots of limestone cuts that can go from a few inches deep to several feet deep in a short distance. The water can be very turbid, with low visibility, so it's difficult to know what the next step might bring. So, I'd be sure the kid has a wading staff and non-skid boots/waders and knows how to wade in current. Rubber soles on most cheap kids waders won't cut it.
That said, wading is better further downstream, in areas like Mountain Breeze or Camp Huaco Springs. The have more gradual, graveled bottoms.
Take care and be sure the kid or kids have some training before attempting to take them along.
Edited by mickfly (02/17/16 04:45 PM)
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