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4 Necessary Things to Ensure Safety of Kids on a Beach Trip

4 Necessary Things to Ensure Safety of Kids on a Beach Trip

Summer is the best time for a beach trip; so many families spend their summer vacations at the beaches for relaxing and enjoying the fresh atmosphere.

Besides focusing on where to go and which hotel to stay in, you should prepare more carefully if you want to bring kids for the trip. Therefore, this post will help you focus on the most necessary things for the safety of your children.

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    1. Traveling by boat

    There is one unalterable rule which you have to remember when traveling by boat, and that is to put life jackets on your children. But before wearing them, you have to check whether the life jacket has any problems such as being punctured and deflated. Furthermore, if you do not have much knowledge about life jackets, you should ask the travel guide for instructions on how to use it.

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    In some cases, if no one on the boat wears the life jackets, then you don’t afraid or too lazy to wear it because you must remember that safety is the most important thing, especially for the children. In fact, the little life jackets have saved a lot of children when accidents happened. Therefore, you should ensure the availability of life jackets for your kids before setting foot on the boat. If the ship does not have a life jacket, you should choose another ship for traveling or ask the ship owner for the life jacket. You should not be confident of your swimming ability which can save the baby in a bad situation as accidents may happen very quickly.

    2. Swimming

    Always let the children swim within your reach.

    Each year, many drowning accidents happen at tourism places with children, even when they used swimming floats. Hence, you must always keep an eye on your kids and allow them to play on the fingertips of parental control.

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    When traveling to beaches, rivers or streams, the adult must always control the kids. Parents should tell their children which are the safe places to swim in and to use the swimming floats. Many adults are often too indulgent to their children’s whims, but this is very dangerous because children can be easily swept away and you may not know or react in time.

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      • Prevent getting cold

      Children often like to play with water, so it is very easy for them to catch colds leading to fever. Therefore, the ideal time for the children to play in the water and the sun is less than 2 hours continuously. Immediately after the landing, you have to keep handy a dry towel to wipe them after a shower with clean water. Let them put on some dry clothes immediately. Taking a shower after swimming also protects the children’s skin from rashes, itching, and allergies.

      • Prevent heatstroke

      Besides the risk of catching a cold when swimming, the children who enjoy outdoors under the sun’s harsh rays is also very susceptible to heat strokes. The mother should prepare a cloak and a thick hat to shield them from the sun before heading out, as well as, make sure that they cover their children’s head and neck from direct sunlight. It is better that you do not allow your children to go out or play outdoors during 10:00 am to 3:00 pm because this is the time when the sun is harshest. Ensure they drink enough water to keep themselves well hydrated. You should add Vitamin A and E rich foods for the children through foods and fruits. It can help minimize the risk of heatstroke and allergies at the beach.

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        3. Eating

        Parents should observe their child and see if they have any allergies to the new foods or the seafood they are having while on a beach holiday.

        There are many types of seafood which the children may have never tried before, so you should be cautious if your child is prone to allergies because if an allergy occurs, it may be dangerous to their lives. You should avoid foods with high levels of mercury such as tilefish, swordfish, tuna and mackerel.

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          It’s best to consult your family doctor before starting the trip. If necessary, you can have allergy shots taken to ensure the best health throughout the journey for your children.

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          4. First aid in distress

          • Drowning accident

          If any unfortunate incidents occur while swimming, you need to quickly call for help to the people around you, particularly the nearest rescue team. After taking the child to the shore, you have to check the mouth and nasal passage to take out foreign bodies, if any.  If the child stops breathing, you should immediately use artificial respiration by placing the child on his back, covering the nose and blowing into his mouth 2-3 times. After that, you press your hand against the child’s chest rhythmically until the child breaths again; then you take them to the nearest medical facility quickly.

          • Heatstroke

          Immediately take your baby into the shade, indoors or gently fan her, you should not put the baby in the room with air conditioning which may shock her with the sudden temperature change. You rub the body with cool water and drinking cresol. Take the child to the hospital, if needed.

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          Keeping yourself awake at work can be a real challenge when you’re bored, exhausted or sleep-deprived.

          But before you reach for that can of Red Bull, bottle of Mountain Dew, or pot of coffee, try these healthy remedies to stimulate your 5 different senses and help you stay awake at work:

          Sight – Visual Stimulation

          The first thing you do when you wake up is opening your eyes, so your visual stimulation is very important to keeping your energy level high.

          1. Maximize your exposure to light.

          Your body’s internal rhythm is regulated by the amount of light you receive. The greater your exposure, the more alert you will feel.

          Open the shades and let in the sunlight. Step outside or look out the window. Turn on all the artificial lights in your office or around your work space.

          2. Exercise your eyes (or give them a break).

          Roll your eyes up and down, side to side and diagonally. Rotate them clockwise and then counterclockwise. Squeeze them shut and then open them wide. Do this several times.

          Reading and sitting in front of a computer screen for long periods can lead to eye fatigue.

          Take regular breaks with deliberate blinking and looking out into the distance.

          3. Take note of your environment.

          Learn to enjoy people-watching. Observe their activities, speech, body language and interactions with others. Notice the details of building, trees and other objects around you, including their color, shape and size.

          By doing this, you’re not only relaxing your eye muscles but also calming your mind.

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          Hearing – Auditory Stimulation

          What you hear or listen to have direct effect on your brain. This is why we feel so annoyed and sometimes angry when we hear construction noise when we’re working.

          4. Engage in conversation.

          Talk to a friend or colleague. Trade funny stories. Discuss your business venture, a creative idea, the latest political scandal, or any other topic that interests you.

          Practice mindful listening to what you and the other person are saying. Tune into the tone, volume and content of the conversation.

          Learn how to practice better listening from this guide:

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          5. Listen to upbeat music.

          Try hip hop, rock or jazz to keep you alert. Instrumental, non-distracting music works best.

          Sing, whistle, and hum along if you can. Plug in the earphones if you must.

          Smell – Olfactory Stimulation

          If you’re feeling sleepy and suddenly smell the coffee, you’ll probably feel more energetic. This is why smell is an influential stimulation.

          6. Work your nose.

          Aroma therapists recommend essential oils of peppermint (to boost energy), rosemary (to build awareness), eucalyptus (to increase oxygen), cedarwood  (to activate your mind), and cinnamon (to improve your reaction time).

          If you don’t have essential oils on hand, you can use lotions or burning candles that provide the same scents.

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          Citrus like lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges are also natural olfactory stimulants. Get a whiff of these citrus scents to stay awake.

          Taste – Gustatory Stimulation

          If you want an energetic day at work, you can’t let your tongue feeling plain and flavorless.

          7. Have a good breakfast.

          Start off with the most important meal of the day.

          Think fresh, light and healthy: bran cereals, wholegrain breads, fruits, and yogurt.

          Nix the heavy stuff like sausages, greasy eggs or pancakes.

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          8. Drink lots of water.

          Keep a glass or bottle of H2O near you and sip from it throughout the day. Dehydration can leave you feeling tired, sluggish and sleepy.

          So make sure you drink enough water throughout the day. Not sure how much to drink? This can help you:

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          9. Eat energy-boosting snacks.

          Nuts and fruits (like bananas, apples and strawberries) are sure bets. Pairings with staying power include baby carrots with a low-fat cream cheese dip; celery sticks with peanut butter; red peppers with hummus; and plain yogurt with granola.

          Avoid carb-filled, sugary snacks that make you crash and leave you feeling tired.

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          Touch – Tactile Stimulation

          Last but not least, your sense of touch will make you physically feel more energetic and less stressful.

          10. Splash cold water on your face.

          Do this in the morning, during bathroom breaks and in the afternoon. Being exposed to cold water pushes your body to adjust and regulate its internal temperature, which in turn keeps you alert.

          This works the same as you take a cold shower to increase mood and alertness. Take a look at this article to learn more about it:

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          11. Use acupressure.

          Apply pressure to, massage, or tap on the stimulation points of your body. These include the top of your head, the back of your neck, the back of your hand (between the thumb and index finger), just below the knee and your earlobes.

          Watch this video to learn about the acupressure points you can try:

          12. Get moving.

          Move away from your chair and stand, walk, run or climb the stairs. Feel the earth under your feet. Stretch and twist. Do jumping jacks, lunges, push-ups and back bends.

          And if you need to move more discreetly, wiggle your feet, bounce your knee up and down, scrunch your toes, or cross your legs.

          You can also try some simple stretches and exercises at your desk:

          Unlike addictive caffeine fixes, these remedies activate your senses, engage your attention, amp up your energy and prevent morning grogginess and afternoon slumps without the side effects or health risks.

          Pick a few ways from this list of suggestions and practice them consistently. And when you do this consistently, you’ll soon see the positive results — a more energetic and productive you at work.

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