You may be eager to take your children out on the road with you this summer, but before you do you should be prepared to keep them healthy. A sick child is not a happy child, and an unhappy child could make your summer a difficult one.
In addition to making sure you have your driver’s license, passports and spending money ready, you also need to be prepared to keep your children healthy. A healthy child is a happy child, and a happy child will give you less to worry about when you’re on vacation.
Let’s take a look at some of the top tips that could help you keep your children healthy this summer.
How To Keep Your Children Healthy If You’re Spending The Summer On The Road: 3 Top Tips
1. Keep Your Little Ones Covered
If the sun is beating down, and you want to venture outside, please keep your little ones covered. Make sure they are wearing a hat, sunglasses, and some sunscreen.
You’ll also need to keep your children hydrated, so make sure they always have access to water, juice, or fresh fruit, so they can quench their thirst.
2. Keep The Bugs Away
If you plan on visiting woodland, or you’re thinking of going camping, you need to keep the bugs away from your children. Buy some insect repellent, making sure you have enough in stock so you can use it every day. Bug and insect bites can be quite sore, and little ones won’t have the patience to deal with them very well, so you need to work on prevention rather than cure.
Just before you put your children to bed, check them for bites and stings, be sure to check their whole body, and their head so you can deal with anything you come across.
3. Update Your First Aid Kit
If you’re going to be spending a lot of time away from home, you need to make sure you have a well-stocked first aid kit with you to help keep your children healthy. Stock the kit with medications, bandages, tweezers, antiseptic cream, and band aids. You should also think about purchasing painkillers that are suitable for children, and additional asthma inhalers and other regularly taken medicines too.
You should also top up on those bite and sting-relief lotions, even if you are planning on keeping your children away from bugs and insects. It’s better to be prepared than to have an unwell child traveling with you. Having a well-stocked first aid kit will let you deal with any problems that arise, and ensure you and your little ones have a great vacation.
Use the above 3 top tips to keep your children healthy this summer. Cover them up when the sun is beating down, and give them plenty of fluids so they don’t become dehydrated. Keep those nasty bugs away, and top up your first aid kit so you can come to the rescue should you need to. Keep your child happy on vacation, and you’ll all have a summer to remember.
All great tips, I get upset when my granddaughter gets mosquito bites because she doesn’t understand not to scratch the bite, thank goodness for afterbite!
Very useful tips. There’s nothing worse that a bleeding child and the band-aids won’t stay on because they are too old – very frustrating for both parent and child.
I am good about the first two but not the third tip. I really need to update our first aid kit as it has definitely been awhile.
I need to get a first aid kit for my car. I do not have one and that is so important. Thank you so much for sharing this useful information. God Bless
You are welcome and yes, we should all have a first aid kit the our vehicle. Thanks for commenting!