5 Safety Tips for Your Kids on a Beach Trip

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Now that the thick layers of ice walls are finally melting, we couldn’t help but get excited about the Spring season. Many are looking forward to the Spring season because of the mild weather and all the blooming flowers and trees.  It’s the perfect opportunity to go outside and bask in the heat of the sun. And what outdoor activity beats having a beach trip?

Beach trip is the perfect way to relax and enjoy a vacation.  Your kids will love it too as they will get to enjoying the ocean’s breeze while building a sandcastle. In fact, there are tons of wondrous things your family can do together on the beach.

“The beach is not a place to work; to read, write or to think.”  ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

However, before you plan some fun-filling beach vacation, you might want to check these five safety tips for your kids when you’re on a beach trip.

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Ensure you carry a life jacket 

Of course, the first thing you would want to do when you’re on a beach trip is to travel by boat. When you’re traveling by boat, you experience the sea breeze, especially during sunsets or sunrise. Besides that, you’ll be able to see some exotic aquatic animals such as dolphins, fishes, and sea urchin. However, you need to make sure that you and your kids are relatively safe before you explore the sea. Make sure to wear some life jacket.

A life jacket is a necessity because it can help you in case of an emergency. If you wanted to see the coral reefs and enjoy underwater, chances are, the water is so deep enough for your toes to reach. We don’t want you or your kids to drown. Also, check whether your life jacket is in perfect condition. Make sure that it has no punctures or deflates, and that you use a snorkeling tool or oxygen when you go diving.

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Your kids may love to swim in deep waters. After all, they can do more activities on deep waters than on shallow waters. They would want to swim and improve their ability to traverse in the water. As tempting as it may be, don’t jeopardize your kid’s safety. You should only let your children swim in places within your reach. If not, have them accompanied by an adult to supervise them in their activities.

Getting cold and fever

Your children would most likely enjoy traversing in the water. As such, they are likely to catch a cold, which can lead to fever. We recommend that you only let your kids enjoy the water for two continuous hours. Let them take a break in between to get out from the water. When they’re done, make sure that they take a shower to get rid of itches, allergies, and rashes that may arise. Dress then warmly afterward.

Prevent heatstroke

It’s no doubt that while our children are enjoying on the water, they are still vulnerable to the sun’s scrutinizing heat. It is, therefore, important to avoid exposing your kids to direct sunlight for so long. The ideal time to swim is before 10 am and after 3 pm. The sun’s light rays are not as intense as in the time in between. Moreover, dress them properly to avoid exposing too much skin. One way to do this is to give them a lifeguard shirt. Also, be sure to coat their skin with protective lotion with SPF.

Learn to administer first-aid

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Should your children drown, you should know the how to administer first aid. Check your kid’s mouth and nasal passage for any blockade. If your child is not breathing, apply CPR or artificial respiration to provide oxygen to their lungs. Pump their lungs rhythmically for 2-5 minutes. Then, rush them to the nearest medical facility. If you’re not well-trained on giving first-aid, it’s important to call help from someone who knows. Most likely the resort you’re staying in have some medical professionals on standby to address

If you’re not well-trained in giving first-aid, it’s important to seek help from someone who knows. Most likely the resort you’re staying in has some medical professionals on standby to address any medical emergency that may arise.


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