Sea vacation with baby
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When we go with baby at sea, it is very important to follow some important health tips. From the baby holiday kit, you should not miss the lotion with sun protection factor nor the hats that protect against the strong rays of the sun.
If you want to go to sea with your baby, schedule the leave at the end of summer, at the end of August or even at the beginning of autumn, in September, when the sun will no longer have the same power. But even then you should not disregard some strict rules for protecting your baby at sea!
From what age is it okay to go with the baby at sea?
The opinions of the specialists are divided in this regard. Some advise parents not to take it baby at sea before the age of 2 years. Others, on the other hand, consider going to sea safely from the first months of life, provided they do not keep the child on the beach for more than an hour and avoid sun exposure between 10am and 6pm.
The skin of the young child is extremely sensitive and should not tan. Instead, it is good to expose the baby to the sun in the early hours of the morning and before sunset. Sun exposure in the early morning and evening before sunset helps the skin synthesize the necessary amount of vitamin D, so important in the growth and formation of the bone system. In other words, a sea vacation with the baby may prove to be the best solution against rickets.
With the baby at sea: creams with protective factor
Sun protection lotions not only block harmful radiation, but also the synthesis of vitamin D. As long as you respect the hourly safety intervals and keep your baby's skin moisturized and dry, you should not exaggerate with sun lotions.
Choose a special sunscreen for babies with high protection factor (SPF 50+). Before applying it, perform the safety test to make sure the baby is not allergic to any chemical. Grease a little cream on the cuff of the little one and wait for 24 hours, to see if there is any redness, bubbling or discomfort in the area.
Re-apply sunscreen after every bath in the sea, or once every 2 hours, if you stay with the little one near the beach, somewhere in the shade.
The baby needs fluids and sleep
It is very important for the baby to be properly hydrated, even when away from the sun. By the age of 2, a small child needs at least 100 ml of fluid per kilogram of body weight.
Make sure the baby wears a hat or hatches all the time while in the sun. Between 9am and 10pm - 6pm and 7pm it is not advisable to stay with the baby on the beach in any form. Even if it is dressed and placed under the umbrella, the sun's rays reflected in the sea water can cause burns. In addition, the child risks excessive perspiration, dehydration and sunburn.
At noon, it is good to retire to the hotel room and let him sleep in the afternoon. The sea gets tired of the little ones, so you should not be surprised that your baby gets more restless and tends to sleep longer than usual in the first days of vacation.
The beneficial effects of marine aerosols
Besides the prevention of rickets, a vacation at sea brings you other health benefits. Treatment with natural marine aerosols is excellent in preventing and treating upper and lower respiratory conditions. Children suffering from allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis or asthma-like chronic lung disease can benefit from a 7-10 day vacation at sea.
Talk to your pediatrician before leaving with the baby at sea. Most likely, he will recommend long walks on the beach, just after sunrise, and in the evening, before sunset. The sea breeze can be cool, so make sure you have the right clothes for the little one.
Here are the main benefits of a marine aerosol treatment:
- airway release, by fluidizing the mucus and favoring the elimination of secretions;
- reducing the inflammation existing in the respiratory system;
- the antimicrobial effect;
- stimulation and strengthening of the immune system.
This explains why babies who enjoyed a vacation at sea become less ill or have milder airway disease.
If your baby has already started to walk, doctors recommend that you encourage him to walk barefoot through the sand. This exercise is very helpful in forming a correct gait and avoiding the platfus.
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