Holidays at sea with children. Is it real?
How to relax with a child? How to start fees, how to choose a place and time of stay, what to take with you? After the birth of a small karapuz everything changed. You understand that you do not belong to yourself the way it was before the birth of this pink-cheeked happiness. Sessions with girlfriends were replaced by rare phone calls, and the time devoted to the creation of sports or sports, was lost somewhere without a trace. The same thing happens with rest and travel. Or not? Let’s see!
Increasingly, on the Internet you can see the view that the sea vacation with children is unreal. “This is not a vacation, and it is better to leave the baby to the grandmothers.” Such topics cause a lot of discussion in forums where the pros and cons comments are written with the speed of sound. As a psychologist, I can say that both sides are partly right. A vacation with a child is not easy. But if you prepare for this in advance and with the mind, then this will be the best rest.
So, you decided to go to sea with the baby. Where to begin?
Holidays with kids are cool
It all starts with the choice of location and timing of stay there.
It is very important to consider all the details. From having your own kitchen and the ability to cook food on your own to soundproofing in the room (this is rather a bonus for the neighbors). If there is no opportunity to prepare food on your own, thoroughly study the menu, so that upon arrival you would not expect an unpleasant surprise. Small children are quite capricious in choosing their diet, so this item is the key and can pretty spoil your nerves.
Carefully read the comments of tourists to hotels. It is better to do this not in one, but in several forums, in order to minimize “paid up” and advertising posts. Feel free to ask questions to people who have already rested there. In most cases, they will be happy to answer them and give some minimal recommendations. See the hashtags in Instagram with the name of the hotel or recreation center. This will give a more realistic picture of the holiday than well-prepared photos on the travel agency website.
Regarding the length of stay, any doctor will tell you that it is better not to go to the sea for less than a month with a child at sea. This is due to the acclimatization and addiction of the body to the local cuisine. And of course, the recovery period. In my personal practice, I saw a lot of families who rested with the children for two weeks and at the same time felt great. Do not forget that every child is an individual and suffers such, even positive, stresses in their own way.
Acclimatization of children
If the road to the destination is long, take care of your child’s leisure. For this fit: favorite toys, coloring, games with stickers, books, all sorts of logic games, well, no doubt, the smartphone or tablet leads in this race. Believe me, if the child suddenly becomes bored, the rest will definitely not be bored … Therefore, it is better to think of an entertainment program in advance and for sure. In addition, these toys later, on vacation, will also help you to take the child while you are busy with something or the weather turns bad.
Prepare all necessary medications. And even those that you think you do not need. Let it be better they come home with you, than their absence will lead to unpleasant consequences.
First aid kit
Before leaving, carefully check all the documents you have taken. Money, credit cards, tickets, hotel reservation. If you are traveling to exotic countries, did you take a medical certificate about what you did? Everything is in place? Then you can safely go.
As you can see, rest with a child is possible and even enjoyable.
We wish you to come rested and with a positive charge until the next holiday!