4 Ways To Keep Your Family Safe On Vacation

by - February 09, 2018

Every parent is constantly worrying about their children's safety. Every time they’re out of your sight you’ll be fretting about what they’re up to and whether they’re in danger. When you take a family vacation, all of those fears are increased tenfold. In a different country where you don’t speak the language and you don’t know your way around, it’s far easier for the kids to get lost or hurt themselves. That’s why you’ve got to take these extra precautions to keep you and your family safe while you’re on vacation.


Flight Safety

Long flights with young children are a bit of a nightmare. They’ll get frustrated being cooped up in a small space for so long so they’re prone to wandering around and exploring. You can try to keep them in their seats but they’ll need to stretch their legs at some point. It’s best to seat them away from the aisle so they can only get up when you do. That way you can avoid them running off without you. It’s also important to remember to bring extra of pretty much everything. Double up on diapers, wet wipes, and any medication that they might need in case of emergencies.

Have An Emergency Plan

Regardless of how careful you are, there is always the chance that something bad could happen to you or your family. If you don’t have travel insurance, you might end up stuck in a hospital abroad, spending loads of money on fees. Get yourself international medical transport cover so if one of you falls ill or gets seriously injured, you can get home quickly and receive treatment there instead.


Give Kids Phones

Even if your kids don’t have phones while they’re at home because they’re too young, it’s a good idea to give them one while you’re away. If they get lost back at home, they won’t get too far and there will be recognizable landmarks to help them find you again. But in a new country, they’ll be completely lost. It’s vital that they all have their own phones so they can call you if they do end up getting lost somehow.

Protect From The Sun

Sun damage is one of the biggest dangers that your children will face on vacation. The obvious danger is sunburn so make sure that you pack plenty of sunscreen and apply it regularly. You’ve also got to think about heat stroke when you’re in a hot country as well. Whenever you’re planning a day out, make sure you account for regular breaks where you can sit in the shade. The most dangerous times are between 11 am and 2 pm when the sun is at its highest point in the sky so don’t plan any high intensity activities during that period. It’s also a good idea to bring sun hats and clothes that give them a good covering. They might complain that they’re too warm but it’s much safer for them.

Follow these simple steps and you can make sure that your family is safe while you’re on vacation.   



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