Many mummies have a question: when to start carrying children to the sea? Some say that you need to wait to grow up, others still with a stroller going on vacation. So where is the truth? Let’s try to figure it out.
I raised the question of the sea in my family, as I recall, as soon as the children were born. They are my summer, and I decided that in a year for their birthday, I will arrange for them a trip to the sea. But it was not there. In a year my twins were hard at cutting teeth. Diapers, nipples, food – all this so surrounded my life that there was no question about any sea.
In the second year of life in the summer, we went to grandmother, and the sea faded into the background, but for the third year of life we came to the resort.
My joy knew no bounds. But the joy was single. Children do not share my delight. When they saw the sea, and there was a storm, everything was buzzing and roaring, I realized that the crumbs of the sea would not work at all.
Fortunately, on the other side of the resort was the estuary. We with children began to get used to the quiet water. The process has begun. At sea, the storm subsided and we moved to the central beach. But then the temptations went: and sweets, and attractions, and ice cream, and cake. Mom – buy it, mom – I want it.
And then I remembered the words of Dr. Komarovsky (who does not know – a children’s pediatrician). He said that children should be brought to the sea when they begin to understand the word impossible.
Based on my experience and difficulties that we had to overcome, I want to share with you my observations. Maybe my advice to someone will come in handy.
Rule number 1 Take the child to the sea when you are ready for it. It is necessary to distribute their strength and capabilities. Think about whether you are ready to cope with a child in an unfamiliar environment for him.
Rule number 2 Children tolerate travel very well. But 2 years old, on the recommendation of doctors, the optimal age for the first trip. However, this is the opinion of doctors, and every mommy knows her child better than any doctor. You can carry and baby.
Rule number 3 Choose for vacation is not the hottest month. Not all kids tolerate heat well, and heat shocks are possible. Drive for the first time to the sea in August or September.
Rule number 4 Explain the rules of life to children. The resort and the sea are not permissiveness. When a child understands this, your vacation from hard labor turns into a wonderful family holiday.
In our family, the first experience of traveling to the sea turned out to be successful. We brought the brightest memories and energy for the whole year. Since then, the kids are waiting for the summer in a special way and are themselves collecting their backpacks for a trip to the sea.
If you tell about your first joint trips to the sea, I will be very happy.