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The first beach holiday with your baby

Have you made vacation plans for this summer? The first vacation at sea with your baby is a memorable experience that you will talk about for many years and an important one that requires a lot of preparation.

If your child is still very young, it can be difficult to decide whether it is a good idea to include them in your travel plans, especially since their skin is extremely delicate at that age.

Of course, it’s not against the law to take your baby under 6 months to the beach. However, it is not recommended.

In this article, you will find some things that our colleagues took into account when they went to the sea with their children for the first time.

Your baby should always be protected from the sun

Make sure your baby is always protected from the sun under a large parasol. We also recommend that you opt, for the little visitor, for light clothing made of natural fabrics such as cotton.

For babies, physical filters such as lids, t-shirts, sun shades and bandanas are the most effective items to protect their delicate skin from UV rays.

Hydration is very important

Whenever you take your child to the beach, they should be well hydrated. Always take plenty of mineral water with you so that you never get dehydrated. Thus, you will be able to enjoy your time without any worries.

To provide cold water and the food he needs, choose a small portable cooler or an ice pack. That way, you can also take some fruits and other healthy foods with you.

Use special sunscreens for babies

The ideal way to protect your baby’s skin at the beach is to choose a sun cream with special protection for babies. It should have a protection factor of over thirty and be water resistant.

Make sure you apply the cream all over your baby’s body half an hour before sun exposure. Continue to apply the cream regularly, after each bath, or every 2 hours.

It is important to know that sunscreens are not recommended for babies under 6 months. The reason is that they can cause irritation and allergies.

Avoid the sun’s rays at certain times of the day

Make sure your baby is not exposed to the sun during the hottest part of the day. At this time of the day, the sun’s rays are very harmful.

The best times to be exposed to the sun are early morning and late afternoon.

It is also important to pay attention to his body temperature. At such a young age, your baby’s body can’t regulate its temperature very well, and your baby could be suffering from a sunstroke without you noticing.

During your beach break, you can relax in the gazebo in the Green Village 48 Resort garden or on one of the canopies in the Laguna Brasserie area.

Your baby’s first bath in the sea

Before his first swim in the sea, spend some time at the beach. During this time, the baby will get used to the endless waves and all the noises.

Give your baby time to play with the water and move to the rhythm of the waves.

For his first bath, it is enough just to come into contact with the water and let him cool his feet. As time goes on, you can increase the time in the water to about 10 minutes, but always be aware of his body temperature.

The beach in Sfântu Gheorghe enjoys fine sand, and the entrance to the sea is very smooth. That’s why families with small children prefer this beach located 15 minutes from Green Village 4* Resort.

The beach can be the perfect setting for a multitude of games and benefits for your child as they grow. Your child’s first trip to the beach will truly be an unforgettable experience.

How can you help birds in winter?

In winter, in the Danube Delta and in your city, there are dozens of bird species for which finding food sources can be a challenge. Bare trees, low numbers of insects and a lack of seeds are some of the reasons why we encourage you to help the birds in your community.

What type of food can we give the birds?

Birds will be very happy to find seeds: sunflower seeds, without salt, not roasted or heat treated, are very appreciated – you can leave them with the skin on, the birds are experienced and know how to peel them, especially the chickadees; those of cantaloupe and hemp are also very nutritious. Milk, rice, rolled oats for poultry, potato skins or boiled vegetables, fruits (nuts, raisins, berries) are a welcome option.

What not to give the birds food (neither in winter nor in any other season)?

Bread and all bakery products are very harmful to birds (yeast can cause them various gastric diseases). Salty food is also to be avoided. Likewise, we don’t recommend feeding your birds cat or dog food.

Where can we place the food?

You can make feeders that you can periodically feed with seeds and food suitable for birds. The feeders will be placed in hard-to-reach areas for predators: in trees, suspended in the balcony, etc. It is advisable not to leave food on the ground (especially in the yard) for two reasons: the food can attract rodents and predatory animals that can hunt the birds.

Regularly supply the feeders with water and food, and the birds in the neighborhood will visit you regularly. Feeding is recommended to be done in the evening, because the birds will come early in the morning to eat.

If you live in an apartment building, you can set up small feeders on the windowsill (for apartments located on floors 1-5. Birds will not climb above the 5th floor).

How can you make a feeder?

Even a cut and suspended PET container can be an effective feeder. Feeders can be made from PETs, bird boxes or even mini houses, built from pieces of wood, slats and plywood. Cantaloupes or pumpkins are a good option for a feeder.

To prevent the birds from getting sick, it is important that these feeders are always sanitized and cleaned, as well as the place where they are placed.

What birds can you see at the feeders?

Pipits will be very happy to find the seeds in the feeders: Great Pipit (Parus major), Blue Pipit (Parus caeruleus), Sour Pipit (Parus palustris), Spruce Pipit (Periparus ater). At the feeders you will have the chance to see finch (Fringilla coelebs), winter finch (Fringilla montifringilla), ruffed grouse (Turdus pilaris), woodpecker (Dendrocopos syriacus), titmouse (Sitta europea), stilts (Carduelis carduelis), (Carduelis spinus), yellow warbler (Emberiza citrinella), grosbeak (Coccothraustes coccothraustes), blackbird (Turdus merula), woodcock (Turdus pilaris), woodpecker (Erithacus rubecula), sparrows (Passer domesticus).

When can we use the feeders?

Feeding can start in November until the end of March. In the spring food sources multiply and bird visits will be less and less frequent. Consistency is more important than quantity. Thus, it is very important that there are always seeds in the feeders. The birds will get used to coming directly to the feeders and will stop foraging on their own.

This winter, come to the aid of the winged beauties and provide them with a variety of seeds and fruits to enjoy every day!

Winter in the Danube Delta

In the months of October / November, the Danube Delta is very busy. Birds that will winter in southern Europe or Africa prepare to leave, and those that choose to winter in the Danube Delta arrive at what we have called the International Bird Airport. In winter, the Danube Delta is visited by birds that come down from Northern Europe and by sedentary species that stay all year round. In winter, about 100 species of birds can be seen in the Danube Delta. Mai mult

Start dreaming about your summer vacation!

Imagine you are on the beach again! Summer is back, you are on vacation, and today is your first day on the beach in Sfântu Gheorghe.

It’s a pleasant start to the day, the sun is still soft, the wonderful sand tickles your feet, and all around you are seagulls looking for breakfast. Mai mult

Reed harvesting in the Danube Delta

Perhaps one of the most distinctive features of the houses in Sfântu Gheorghe and the Danube Delta is the reed roof. Reed harvesting was a very widespread occupation among the people of the Delta. Today, very few inhabitants of the Sfântu Gheorghe commune continue this tradition. Mai mult

Be an explorer this fall as well

The milder temperatures, the silence in the village of Sfântu Gheorghe and the hustle and bustle of birds preparing for the Great Migration are some reasons to come this autumn to the Danube Delta. Mai mult