At the start of the year I put together my UK Travel Bucket List for 2016, which I also updated recently to include Woolacombe. I also started to think about flying to Portugal which I shared some delicious Portuguese dishes. More recently I have shared some advice about choosing to go on a cruise. As you can probably tell, I am really looking forward to the Summer holidays!
Now the summer is almost upon us, I have been looking for tips on how to keep my family safe whilst on our summer break. While you may be excited to kick back and relax, it’s also important that you keep your family safe and well while you’re enjoying your time abroad this summer. So that you can ensure your loved ones are free from harm this sunny season, check out these three handy tips.
1. Make sure you get vaccinated
Depending on the country you’ll be visiting, it might be necessary for you and your family to get vaccinated. These injections can protect you from some of the diseases that are present in the part of the world you’re headed to. In some cases, you may be required to have more than one jab, so it’s important to arrange your vaccinations well in advance of your trip. For example, if you’ve planned a family safari in Africa, you’ll need to make sure you and your brood have the hepatitis B vaccine. This particular vaccine consists of three separate injections over a four-week period. You can organise to have this done through your GP. However, if you’re struggling to get you and your kids booked in before you jet off, you could use an online pharmacy that provides a vaccination service. For example, Online Doctor Lloyds Pharmacy allows you to arrange to have your injections carried out at your local Lloyds chemist by a trained specialist.
2. Take sun safety seriously
It’s no secret how important it is to take care of yourself when you’re out and about in the sun. When you’re on holiday, you and your family are more exposed to the sun’s UV rays than usual, putting you at a greater risk of developing sunburn. If you plan on soaking up the sunshine, it’s crucial that you wear sunscreen with a high sun protection factor. Since their skin is much more vulnerable and sensitive, you should take extra care to make sure your kids are protected too, and don’t forget to reapply sunscreen regularly throughout the day. You should also dress your children in loose-fitting, comfortable clothing to cover them when you can, and ensure they wear sunglasses too.
3. Be extra careful around water
When you arrive at your holiday destination, it’s likely your kids will be desperate to wade into the ocean or splash about in the pool. However, before you let them go for a dip, it’s vital that you understand the importance of keeping your brood out of harm’s way when they’re around water. For example, if you’re staying at a hotel with an on-site swimming pool, you should check if it’s manned by a lifeguard or attendant, and you should also take the time to read any safety information, such as the pool depth. In general, you should keep your attention on your kids at all times. Making sure you keep a close eye on them will ensure your little ones stay safe while they’re enjoying the water. By putting these simple tips into practice, you and your family should be able to enjoy your summer break without risking your wellbeing.
What do you think of these tips? Do you find them useful? Do you agree with them? What other tips do you have that might be helpful? Please leave me a comment below as I would love to read what you think.
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