Every summer my daughter and I rest in the country house with my parents outside the city. The cottage is not far – 40 km from Kiev, but, nevertheless, there is little civilization there, around the forest and the lake.
Due to the fact that getting to the house by car for a maximum of an hour, a set of medicines in the first-aid kit is minimal (you should not forget about the presence of a car). I usually have disinfectants – chlorhexidine and hydrogen peroxide, remedies for bites (Dermadrin, Fenistil) and poisoning (Smekta, Sorbeks, Enterol).
During the summer holidays, the presence of sunscreen and headgear is necessary, because it is simply impossible to keep a small child in the house.
Make sure the baby does not study the wasp nests, gooseberry spines and other items that need to be studied. If there are domestic and not very pets at the dacha, explain to the child about the possible danger and / or limit communication with them. After all, this is a kitten at home clean and affectionate, and on the nature of the cat are aggressive and rabies.
If your area has a reservoir (pool), keep the child in sight constantly. Remember that in order to happen irreparable, sometimes it is enough moments.
Do not forget about insects – ticks, mosquitoes, wasps and others. In advance, take care of the availability of protective equipment and closed clothing for the evening time of day or attacks on nature.
My daughter in the country is most attracted to the games with water, harvesting, planting and observing the animal world. If it’s summer and it’s hot outside, then I pour water into the tanks (buckets, basins) and the baby splashes in it as you like. Also on the street there is a tap with water, in which she likes to draw water and water the plants.
Give your child some simple tasks – pick strawberries, pick greens on the table or mint for tea. You can do together the search and collection of cucumbers with zucchini.
We have already begun preparations for the summer season in the form of a mass purchase of vegetable and flower seeds. Daughter is looking forward to the moment when she finally put the purslane.
We also love to go to visit the summer cottage neighbors. In this regard, we are lucky – in the district there are many families with children with whom you can have fun.
Do not forget to take a few toys and books with you so that you have something to do during the peak of the heat or bad weather.
Fresh air and food from your own garden – this is great. But, despite all the delights of country life, usually the duration of our trips – from several days to a week. I do not have enough communication and civilization, my daughter also misses friends and the site. The ideal option is to go to the cottage in the company of girlfriends (and) with children, but, alas, we do not have enough space for two families.
Do you like to relax with children outside the city?