Being a parent is the single most difficult job you will ever have – I understand and agree with that. But, somewhere in between the sticky toddler hands pulling at your shirt and on your heartstrings, the skinned knees and broken teenage hearts, you’re reminded that being a mom or a dad is the best thing that has ever happened to you.
Summer is just around the corner, right? With the season comes summer camps, water fun, trips and so much more! But at the same time, summer brings all kinds of new dangers.
Blood-sucking bugs will be out in their hundreds, so if you don’t pack any bug spray or use a Pest Control Kingston service to smoke them out your home you’re in for an itchy time. The sun will be shining brighter than usual, and if you do not use sunscreen then you’re highly likely to get burned.
I couldn’t even imagine keeping my son indoors anyway, this is the season when we encourage him to go out and play! But that comes with little accidents too, minor boo-boos, you know what I mean, right?? Well, I want to share my tips to help your child have a safe summer because after all, the way you care for them shows how you demand only the best – for me, demanding the best for them, means reaching for CURAD .
Safe Summer Tips
Make sure before the children go out or participate in a fun activity, that you warn them about possible dangers. Be tactful about it without scaring them or condescending them, kids can be smarter than you think.
Apply sunscreen and bug repellent, depending on where the action takes place or purchase small size containers and send them with your children to summer camps or when they are out with friends. If your children are under 5 years old, make sure the camp staff will take care of that or relatives who might be taking your children out this summer.
After all, we don’t want to spoil the fun by having sunburns or bad bug bites.
Assemble a first aid kit bag. After having my son bleeding from stepping on a broken shell on the Jersey Beach a few years ago, I decided to always bring a small first aid kit with me to the beach and any other trips! It’s nice to have a bag filled with everything you need for first aid while away on your vacation.
I make sure I stock up on CURAD products because it’s the brand that is Hospital Approved. Life Tested™.
My kit contains :
CURAD Gauze, Pads
First Aid Antibiotic Ointment
Topical Allergy Ointment
Tip # 4
Close supervision when children are with you.
Nowadays, cell phones and other distractions pull us away from watching our children sometimes, in a way that might otherwise prevent some of the dangers around them!
Keep them in sight all times, that’s my mantra, especially when my son brings a friend. For example, when they are in the water, my husband is always with them and we’re talking early teens, can you imagine when my son was little??!
Plan ahead as far as food goes. We love spending a day at the beach, but soaking in the sun without food and proper hydration is never a good idea. So we bring small coolers with fruit I freeze the night before, sandwiches and plenty of drinks. Making sure the items will not melt, that they are dry items and will be fresh in the small cooler.
Even when we stop at the boardwalk for pizza at the end of the day, we make sure we have snacks and drinks to keep the kids happy while enjoying the sun.
For me, being prepared and preventing accidents is crucial to a safe summer season! Whether you’ve recently had baby #1 or already sent your 4th off to college, share some of the ways you care for your family (kids, parents, etc.) and highlight why demanding the best for them means reaching for the pack of CURAD and patching those wounds.
What are your tips for a safe summer? As usual give us a Trendy Shout and let us know!