Going to the beach with young kids is a great bonding experience for families. Your kids will make memories that they will remember for years to come. However, the beach does come with its fair share of hazards, including jellyfish, sunburns, and water toys. Our team at Atlantic Beach Clubs II has put together a list of tips to keep families safe at the beach.
Mind the Jellyfish
Jellyfish stings can be very painful, especially for a young child. Thankfully, many public beaches have warning systems in place when jellyfish are present in high numbers. So, be sure to pay attention to the different flags or signs that are displayed. However, if you or your child do end up with a jellyfish sting, seek medical attention. Lifeguards are pros at first aid for jellyfish injuries and can advise if you or your kiddo need further treatment.
Respect the Sun
Babies and young children are unable to adjust to heat as well as adults are. Therefore, they are at greater risk for heat-related illnesses. Generally, it’s a good idea to keep young babies out of direct sunlight, especially between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm when the sun’s rays are the strongest. It’s a good idea to bring your own shade to the beach in the form of a beach tent or umbrella. Finally, please don’t forget to apply sunscreen to babies and children over six months of age. Apply before going outdoors, and reapply every two hours to be safe.
Follow Water Toy Safety Rules
If your beach day includes time on a jet ski or other water toy, it’s very important to follow safety guidelines. Check out our previous blog post on jet ski safety for children – and don’t forget the life vests!
At Atlantic Beach Clubs, we understand the importance of family and water safety. In fact, the safety of our customers is our top priority. As you plan your trip to Florida, let’s all be safe and have a blast! If you’re in the Fort Lauderdale area and are interested in jet ski rentals or banana boat rentals, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (954) 543-2938.