Traveling with kids in the summer can be a fun and rewarding experience. The change in the everyday routine can be an adventure. Here are 10 tips to help kids healthy during your summer traveling plans.
Vaccinations are important, especially if traveling to another country. Before making a long overseas trip, make certain that your children are fully up-to-date on their vaccinations and immunizations. This preventive measure can help combat illness. Depending on the area that you are traveling, you may need extra immunizations or vaccinations. Consulting a health care professional prior to the trip would be helpful.
If your child takes daily medication or has an asthma inhaler, these should be filled prior to leaving on your trip. There are times that finding a pharmacy can be difficult. Also keep medicines out of reach of children. Medicines in an open suitcase can be a temptation for a young child.
Make certain that you pack the proper sunscreen; one that is at SPF 30. Sunscreen can help keep kids from getting sunburned. Use sunscreen even when the skies look overcast; there is still the chance of getting a sunburn.
Be aware of the insects that may be in your area. If needed use mosquito spray; this will help kids from getting bit. Also, bring along a type of insect bite lotion to relieve the itchy if needed. Also, look for mosquito or bug spray that is effective in keeping ticks away as well.
Kids love to swim and be in the water. Make certain that the sunscreen applied is waterproofed to help combat the sun’s rays. Children should bath or shower after swimming to rinse off the water residue left by salt or chlorine.
Most of us have experienced diarrhea when traveling. To make certain kids do not experience difficulty, have your children brush their teeth regularly and drink water that is purified.
Pack appropriate clothing. Make certain that you are prepared for weather changes. Kids will become uncomfortable and possibly ill; when they are overheated, wet or cold.
Try to keep comfortable shoes all children when needed. Water shoes can be purchased when walking along a beach line or river bed. Shoes should be worn when there is cement or asphalt, because these can actually burn the child’s feet on a hot day.
Hand Sanitizers and Baby Wipes
Hand sanitizers are a great way to combat germs when there is no wash room in sight. Baby wipes even for older children can also clean up kids after a hard day of playing or spills in the car. Packing these items can help keep kids healthy while on the road.
Kids get sick even on vacation. So be prepared. Pack pain relievers, ear drops, first aid kits, and other useful items to make kids comfortable if ill.