Risk Level 2 – Camping – Many people and their families have taken this form of vacation in 2020; Motorhome sales have been strong, but camping vaccines have been scarce as they have been reserved in many areas.
Who doesn’t love a good vacation? I know I do. My family’s summer vacation is one of my favorite things to do. We hardly ever go to the same place twice (there have been these three consecutive visits to a water park lodge, but that doesn’t count because who has had enough of the slides?)
My parents use the holidays to create memories that I cherish at every stage of my life. My siblings and I often joke about our vacation experiences, ranging from mum’s unbearable music during the six-hour car rides to heaven-sent chocolate cake that we just can’t find in our home state. , Maryland. However, one of the things I treasure the most is how protected and safe we were, although I never noticed the actions they took when I was younger.
Here are some safety tips to ensure the safety and fun of your vacation for your children!
- Check your car seats. Make sure your kids are riding in style. Recheck your child’s height and weight to determine if they should be installed in a rear-facing car seat, forward-facing car seat, or booster seat. Even in rental cars, be sure to follow the car seat regulations for the area you are in and apply additional regulations if necessary.
- Pass the time. If you are traveling by plane, keep in mind that flying can be a strange experience for your child. Flying is my favorite way to travel now, but when I was younger it was pretty overwhelming. Bring lots of quiet activities like coloring books, crossword puzzles, and word searches to keep them busy.
- Speak before you walk. If you take your vacation separately from your children and leave them in the care of your loved ones, be sure to discuss safety expectations before you go. Make sure that the temporary caretaker accepts the security conditions regarding car seats, play outside, water fun and fire emergencies. Many children may be eager to stay with someone else to test the limits and safety rules. Talk to your child before you go and let them know that safety rules apply everywhere and to talk when they feel unsafe.
Like many children, I thought summer vacation was also vacation away from the rules. As a parent or guardian, it’s important to make sure your kids know it’s just important to be safe, maybe even more secure, when they’re not at home. Whether you’re traveling by the pool, camping, or biking the beach, make sure your kids have maximum fun by keeping their vacation from being interrupted by a preventable injury.
Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige