Spring Break Safety Tips for a Ski or Beach Vacation!

Posted on: March 1st, 2013 by Chris No Comments

skiitripWhether 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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