Tips for a Mishap-Free March Break

| February 26, 2018 | 3 Comments

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With the end of February fast approaching, it can only mean one thing: March Break is coming! Are you ready? The kiddos sure are! It’s the perfect time for a fun family getaway, but make sure you’re prepared before rushing out the door! Don’t waste a minute of your precious family time fretting over common (and avoidable!) mishaps! Whether you’re hitting the slopes or the water slides, stay mishap-free this March Break by following these five helpful and simple tips!

Tips for a Mishap-Free March Break

 

Don’t underestimate the sun!

 

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Coppertone ClearlySheer Lotion for Face SPF 50 next to a suitcase, beach hat and swimsuit.

 

  • UV rays reach the Earth year-round and surfaces like snow can reflect 85 per cent of the sun’s rays back at you! To protect your face and avoid the dreaded ski goggle sunburn, try using Coppertone ClearlySheer Lotion for Face SPF 50. Its sheer, non-greasy formula will help protect your skin from the sun without weighing you down and is water resistant (80 minutes).
  • If your family has chosen to step out of hibernation and head down South, you and the kids will likely be spending a lot of your time by the water. If your kids love water, but hate standing still for sunscreen, try Coppertone Kids Sunscreen Continuous Spray SPF 60. The easy, full coverage application will keep your children protected from harmful UV rays while making sunscreen time fun! It retains SPF after 80 minutes of activity in the water!

 

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Coppertone Kids Sunscreen Continuous Spray SPF 60 in a suitcase packed with beach shorts, flip flops, and sunglasses

 

Entertainment for the kids!

  • Let’s face it: no parent enjoys hearing the words “Are we there yet???” getting shouted on repeat! Kids need to be kept entertained, so bringing some of their favourite toys is a must! And if you’ve got access to a DVD player in the car, that’s just an added bonus! Playing some of their favourite music might also make the car ride more fun for them and feeling like less of a bore. Worse case scenario, pull out the car games! Ask them to count how many cars (of any colour of your choosing!), trucks, or cows they can see through a period of time! 

 

Tag that bag!

  • There’s nothing worse than arriving to your destination in one piece only to find out your bags have not. You can’t prevent luggage from getting lost, but you can make the return process much easier. Make sure you purchase luggage tags with a durable covering to protect your information. Look for a strong clasp that can withstand being tossed around from plane to carousel. Pro tip: take a pair of sandals and a bathing suit in your carry-on so at least you can sitpoolside while you wait for your lost luggage to arrive.

 

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Tips for a Mishap-Free March Break featuring sunglasses, a beach hat, camera, and drink

 

Be mindful of what you eat!

  • If you’re travelling anywhere tropical, make sure to always wash your hands before touching any food (and after using the restroom) and do your best to avoid unclean water and food. This will prevent you from catching and/or spreading the Hepatitis A virus (inflammation of the liver). To take it a step further, remember to only use bottled water for drinking and brushing your teeth, to avoid dairy products and raw, uncooked food, and to peel your own fresh fruits and vegetables yourself versus eating already sliced fruit. Being prepared will ensure you’re virus-free and making the best out of your vacation!

 

Restore your body’s rhythm!

  • One of the best parts of vacationing is indulging in delicious foods, but travel might have your digestive tract feeling no bueno! Almost 40 per cent of people experience vacation constipation as gut bacteria reacts and adjusts to the change in settingi. Bathroom trouble can put a damper on your otherwise relaxing time off.
  • Be prepared and bring along some pre-measured, single dose RestoraLAX NeatPAX for convenient occasional constipation relief. RestoraLAX dissolves easily in any beverage with no taste and no grit. It helps restore your body’s natural rhythm by working with water to hydrate and soften stools.

 

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RestoraLAX NeatPAX box and single dose pack in a suitcase

 

What are some of the funniest March Break moments you’ve ever had with your family? Share below!

 

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Christelle, but please call me Chrisi. Cinnamon hot chocolate connoisseur. Honorary Princess. Forth year nursing student at OttawaU and aspiring writer to be.

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  1. Debbie White Beattie says:

    You’ve got great tips and advice. I wish I was able to put it to use and go on a vacation

  2. Kristi says:

    Making sure you keep covered with enough sunscreen to avoid burning is really important. Having a bad burn can make the trip really uncomfortable.

  3. Stephanie Z says:

    Good tips. Putting sunscreen on is so important. I wear it everyday!

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