Holidays with the family are golden times. We look forward to them for months before we go, and we look back on them with fondness for years after. Yet, there are also times when we are in unfamiliar places, and around unfamiliar people, and where extra concern needs to be paid to safety. The good news is you can read all about how to keep your whole family safe and well on your next holiday in the post below.
Make sure your kids know their water safety rules
One of the biggest draws of going on holiday with the kids is that they get to play in the pool and ocean. However, before you all head off for swimming and paddling fun they must understand water safety rules.
Some of the main rules they need to stick to are:
- Not run around the pool
- To only swim when a parent is supervising them
- To take regular rest and suncream breaks
- To ask before moving to a new area of the pool or sea
- Never swim alone.
- Never play games, where you hold your breath
- Keep away from pool drains
Be sure to take some basic health and safety supplies
Another way you can keep your family safe and well on holiday is to pack some basic health and safety supplies. Indeed, there is a range of items that are essential for any kind of family break such as a basic first aid kit, some travel disinfectants like glen 20 on the go, as well as some aftersun in case of sunburn. Although it’s always best to avoid sunburn by using suncream, staying in the shade during the hottest parts of the day, and covering up where possible.
Basic first aid kits can be customised to your family’s specific needs and location, but as a rule plasters, sterile dressings, and sterile wipes are always a good bet. Essential medications like ibuprofen, paracetamol and Imodium are a good idea too, as well as their child-friendly counterparts.
Invest in a high-quality rental car during your stay
When on holiday exploring the local area is one of the most fun things to do and for most people, this means renting a car during your stay. Unfortunately, not all cars are built the same, and that means some extra research into the safest option for your family is essential. Indeed, by checking out and comparing the safety ratings of cars before you rent them you’ll have that peace of mind that if there is an accident your family will be as protected as possible, a well as get good insurance cover. Whether you are using a car or motorcycle to get around, check for the best deals – the best way is to compare bike insurance quotes.
Check how emergency medical care works in your destination before you leave
Last of all, if you want to keep your family safe and well on holiday, then it’s a good idea to check how emergency medical care works in the destination to which you are going. This is because not all locations offer the same medical care for travellers and it will depend on whether they are part of the EHIC or GHIC scheme or not.