Are you trying to be relaxed, set and ready for the upcoming trip and also figuring out how to keep your kids safe during the time you will be away from home? Well, you are reading the right post for it!
Vacations are meant to give us the most healthy and happy break time for ourselves. Stressing over your child’s security won’t help you enjoy it properly. It’s best to always have everything studied and managed before going on a trip with kids.
Before I go on with the tips, I would want you to keep one thing in your mind as something very basic. You must arm your kids with information like your cell phone number and your home address. These are two things you must make your children remember from a very small age. Also, make sure whenever you are staying at a hotel your child should know the name of the hotel.
I have got more very easy tips that you can keep in mind and you will be able to have fun travelling with your family while keeping your kids safe:
During the Flight
Every child should have his/her own seat on the airplane. Children of age less than 2 should be seated in child restraint seats as per the new recommendations of AAP- American Academy of Pediatrics.
Make sure your children have their seat belts on as air turbulence can happen anytime during the flight. Another most important thing to remember is that don’t make your children explore or sit on the aisle. They can get hurt by a serving cart or a person who might be in rush.
When you finally reach your destination, make sure you keep a check of following:
Verify Your Room
You must first scan your room if there is anything dangerous like a sharp object or a piece of broken glass or metal there. Check the shower and windows that they are properly fixed or not.
Make it childproof
This is something which can save a lot of your time. Keep the matchbox, lighters, knife, ashtray, coffeemaker and shampoos away from your child’s reach.
Keep an Emergency Kit
You simply must have following items in your emergency kit:
- First aid kid
- Flash light
- Extra batteries
- Power bank
A car check up
One of the best ways to keep everyone safe before going on a road trip is to make sure your car is in good shape. Make sure following items are properly installed and intact: battery, antifreeze levels and tires of course and also listen to any kind of other recommendation by your mechanic. If he thinks it’s not a good idea to take your car for a long trip, you might want to reevaluate your plans.
This post was written by Beth Martel. She is a mother of two, a medical professional and a humanitarian. She blogs at HealthyRecharge.com