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Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy When Hitting the Beach

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Summer is coming, which means it’s time to hit the beach! Whether you’re going to the shore for a week-long vacation or just spending a day at the local pool, you can do a few things to keep your kids healthy. From packing the right snacks to applying sunscreen properly, follow these tips to make sure your kids stay healthy all summer long:

Pack healthy snacks

When you’re packing for a day at the beach with your kids, be sure to include some healthy snacks. Kids are always running around and playing, and they’ll need food to maintain their energy levels. But you don’t want to weigh them down with heavy meals. So, pack some light snacks high in nutrients and low in sugar.

Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain crackers, and yogurt are all good options. And if you’re looking for something sweet, pack some dark chocolate instead of candy. It’s a healthier choice that will still satisfy those sugar cravings. So, remember to pack healthy snacks when you’re headed to the beach with your kids. They’ll thank you for it later.

Get them tested for COVID-19 before going

When deciding whether to take your kids to the beach during COVID-19, there are a few things to consider. First, you should make sure that your kids undergo testing for COVID-19 before you hit the road to the beach. This will help ensure you’re not unknowingly exposing your kids to the virus. It’s also important that you get them vaccinated if they are eligible and encourage them to wear masks when social distancing is not possible.

Once you’ve been tested, you should pack plenty of hand sanitizer and extra face masks. These will help to protect your kids from exposure to the virus. Finally, you should keep an eye on your kids and ensure they’re not interacting with other people too much. If you can follow these simple guidelines, you’ll be able to enjoy a day at the beach with your kids while keeping everyone safe.

Apply sunscreen

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Applying sunscreen is essential when you’re at the beach with your young ones. Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and reapply it every two hours. Be sure to apply it to all exposed skin, including the face, neck, ears, and hands. Don’t forget to put sunscreen on your feet if you’re wearing slippers or sandals.

And if your child is going to be in the water, don’t forget to reapply sunscreen after they get out. A waterproof sunscreen is a good option for swimming. You can also use a sun umbrella or wear clothing that covers the skin. And remember, the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 am and 4 pm, so try to stay in the shade during those hours. These simple steps can help protect your child from harmful UV rays and prevent sunburn.

Bring a first-aid kit

No matter how well you plan, accidents happen. That’s why it’s always a good idea to bring a first-aid kit when taking your kids to the beach. From minor cuts and scrapes to more severe injuries, a first-aid kit can help you handle any situation. Be sure to pack supplies like bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any medications your child takes regularly. By being prepared for anything, you can relax and enjoy your day at the beach with your family.

Stay hydrated

When you take your kids to the beach, staying hydrated is important. Dehydration can cause headaches, dizziness, and fatigue, which can ruin a day at the beach. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and pack enough for everyone in your group. If you’re going to be in the sun for extended periods, drink sports drinks or other electrolyte-rich beverages to stay hydrated.

Take breaks in the shade

If your kids have been exposed to the sun’s heat for too long, it is important to have them take breaks in the shade. The sun can be very intense, and you can still get sunburned even if it doesn’t feel hot. You are less likely to get sunburned if you are in the shade. By taking breaks in the shade and wearing sunscreen, you can help protect yourself and your kids from the harmful effects of the sun.

Following these tips can help keep your kids healthy all summer long! Whether you’re headed to the beach or just spending time outdoors, remember to pack healthy snacks, get them tested for COVID, apply sunscreen, bring a first-aid kit, stay hydrated, and take breaks in the shade. With a little preparation, you can make this summer fun and safe for everyone involved.

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