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.