Beach holidays are often what we consider the ultimate vacation. You may have refined tastes, absolutely adoring the exploration of old European towns and soaking in the history there, which is wonderful, but it’s almost always made better by lounging on the beach in the morning or evening to accompany that kind of mental consideration.
However, it’s also true that beaches can sometimes, only sometimes, be dangerous places if you’re not careful, and of course, if a place is dangerous for you, it’s more dangerous for your children. That’s why it’s important to help them know how to act on a beach, especially a busy one, and to follow these rules at all times. Staying near you and not running off is point one, as with so many people about, it can be hard to keep track of everyone at every second.
The other tidbits of advice should be simple enough for your child to understand, and easy enough to apply on your behalf. In this post, we’ll discuss what those might be:
Sun Lotion Is Important
Sun lotion is of course essential, but children are usually all-too-happy to run off and have fun without having this applied. But of course, sunburn and prolonged sun exposure on the skin is no joke, even possibly raising our chances of skin cancer, which is unacceptable. Make sure you have the right factor lotion (there are many appropriate children’s brands, some designed for sensitive skin, too). When applying this sun protection for little ones, they can play with abandon, provided you remind them to come back, cool off, and hydrate regularly.
Stay Away From Refuse
Public beaches are usually cared for by the local authority, but they can’t catch everything and they can’t catch it immediately. For this reason, sometimes you may come across refuse, garbage and trash placed on the beach. It’s important to tell your children to never go near that, no matter how curious they are, as they can never make sure exactly what will be there. To prevent them from any chance of being exposed to harmful elements, set your resting location far from these areas. Also, report the pile to the local beach authorities where necessary, as this could prevent another family from experiencing harm, too.
Respect The Ocean
It’s important that we teach our children the value of respecting the ocean, because of course, no matter how tough we think we are, we are at the mercy of the ocean’s whims. This means that teaching them to always have you near when swimming in the ocean, or not to go too far out, and to make sure they always wear their floats or sea shoes (to prevent standing on Jellyfish or crabs) can be important. Respecting the ocean in this way will help your child feel more confident about paddling in it as necessary.
With this advice, we hope you can prepare your child for a beach holiday in the best possible manner.