Beach days are the best days, especially when spent with family and friends. Planning it out, though, is the entire household’s business – from searching the best beach destination, picking the right swimming outfits, finding the best route to the destination, etc. Parents, however, takes it a step further with the meticulous tasks of choosing the right needs.
Here is a guide to what your kids need during a day on the Beach:
1. Food, drinks, and snacks
For the overall meal, the family can bring prepared food or some meat for a barbecue. Prefer food that is less likely to spoil in the hot temperature. For the kids, bring snacks that are less sugary, fatty, and salty and are more filling, such as biscuits, fresh fruit and nuts, granola bars, and juice boxes. It is crucial to bring lots of water. It would also be handy for every child to have a water bottle.
2. First aid kit
In case of injuries, prepare a kit with band-aids, gauze, creams for cuts and bruises, etc. Write down emergency contacts as well.
Bring and apply sunscreen to your children since the sun would be harsh on their sensitive skin. Reapply every few hours, especially after the swim
4. Extra clothes
Since it’s all about swimming and splashing, bring extra clothes to change into. Pack a waterproof bag to put the wet clothes into.
5. Beach towels
Since beach towels will be used by them to dry off with, choose for kid-friendly ones. You can have a custom name for towel kids to determine which is theirs.
For your kids to really have fun, bring waterproof toys such as a toy pail and mini shovel to make sandcastles and a beach ball. You can plan beach activities for kids, such as engaging them in games.
Of course, every family is unique, so there would be different needs. It pays off to be extra prepared, especially for the children.