Spring Break Safety Tips for a Ski or Beach Vacation!
Whether you are hitting the slopes or the beach this Spring Break, you need to talk to your kids about being safe. Traveling with a family can always be a challenge, especially if you have younger children. So spend a few minutes before you leave and after you get there to go over your family’s checklist for safety.
And always have a plan if someone in the family strays. A special meeting place is the first safety tip you should go over with your family!
Safety Tips for a Ski Vacation:
-Always ski with a friend. The buddy system should always be in place.
-Know your limits. Don’t overdo it or try a slope that is far above your level of experience.
-Follow the rules.
-Practice skier etiquette.
-Dress in layers and always carry extra hats, gloves and scarves if you lose them on the slopes
-Wear the proper sunscreen. Sunburns or wind burns can happen even on cloudy days.
Safety Tips for a Beach Vacation:
-Always use proper sunscreen (especially on babies)
-Drink plenty of water, non-carbonated and non-alcoholic drinks, even if you do not feel thirsty.
-Stay within the designated swimming area and ideally within the visibility of a lifeguard
-Never swim alone.
-Be aware of rip currents. If you should get caught in one, don’t try to swim against it. Swim parallel to shore until clear of the current.
-Seek shelter in case of storm.
-Watch out for traffic – some beaches allow cars.
Thanks to the American Association of Pediatrics for this great advice.
Most importantly… stay safe, stay together and have fun!
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