Trips to the beach can be amazing fun, especially with the whole family tagging along. Making new memories with your loved ones is something you can cherish for many years to come.
While a beach trip is a perfect way to relax and enjoy your time off, it can be quite the opposite if ill-prepared. Kids are curious souls, and it’s on you to keep your family safe from any danger that presents itself.
In order to avoid having a bad time and ensure that your next beach adventure is the best it can be, below are 3 helpful tips for you to follow.
1. Protect Your Kids from the Sun
Kids certainly don’t know any better when it comes to being smart about the sun, but you do. It’s your responsibility as a parent to make sure you educate and protect them to prevent unwanted complications later on down the road.
Bring a beach tent, such as a pop-up one for you and your youngsters when they need time to chill and hide from the sun. Too much heat can make young children, especially babies, rather cranky, and you’ll be glad you thought ahead when they start letting you know.
Also, don’t forget to pack plenty of sunscreen and sunglasses for toddlers to protect their eyes.
2. What to Do about Tinkle Time?
Most adults might be comfortable going to the bathroom in the ocean, but children are a different story. You never know what kind of accidents they might have in there!
It’s usually a great idea to purchase and bring a folding travel toilet for your younger children. You can discreetly use it from that pop-up tent of yours, or even in the back of a car.
Venturing out frequently into dirty, crowded public restrooms is the rather undesirable alternative if you choose to overlook this tip.
Should you decide to wisely bring your own toilet, make sure you also pack a means to dispose of the aftermath, baby wipes, and some toilet paper.
3. Pack Plenty of Snacks, Then Pack Some More
However many snacks and drinks you think is enough usually isn’t even close. You and your kids, with the sun beating down on you, burn lots of energy playing on the beach.
It’s important to pack as much nourishment and refreshing beverages as possible for you and your children. You will be thankful after a few hours on the beach that you still have plenty of food left in reserves. After all, boardwalk food tends to be rather unhealthy and gets expensive pretty quickly.
Bring a large cooler full of bottled water, frozen juice cartons, and plenty of healthy snacks. Things like fruit, nuts, cheese sticks, jerky, and jell-o are perfect for all members of the family.
Trips to the beach are a great way to spend time off while having some family fun. Remember to plan your trip well (over-planning is better than under-planning) to avoid any unnecessary disasters. Use the tips you just learned to help make your family beach trip the best ever.….