Every summer we strive to leave our city to the sea. With the youngest daughter we flew to rest when she was 6 months, a year and a half, and now, this year, when she turned 2, we are here again.
I do not know how for whom, but the easiest thing was for me to have a baby at sea when she was 6 months old. On the plane, she slept or ate all the time, and on the beach a stroller with a sleeping baby was in the shade and I could easily sunbathe or read. Another thing is now, we have been here for several days, but I have never picked up a book, but I did not even remember about tanning. But first things first.
In general, the flight went well. The trip was tiring, because we had a transplant in St. Petersburg and in total we spent 8 hours in the air. For me, everything was complicated by the fact that I slept only an hour the day before, but this, as they say, was my problem, my daughter wanted to have fun all the way. With us we had books with assignments, books with stickers, pencils. But I didn’t guess what to take with me a couple of toys.
As a result, every 10 minutes I changed a book on the table. When the allowances were tired, I tried to make snowflakes out of napkins, then we tore them into small pieces and blew on them. Then we played cups, table, jumped on the seat. It is good that this year we already occupied three places with children, since a child after 2 years flies at a child fare with a separate seat.
Of the food with them were jars of purees, which the daughter refused, cookies and two bottles of water. The plane food we had was quite normal, it was very tasty.
Well, here we are. I didn’t want to run to the sea that day, I chose rest and sleep. As a result, they all slept together for half a day and woke up only in the evening.
I do not think that the regime of a two-year-old child at sea differs in principle from the regime of young children of any other age. We get up at 8 in the morning, go to the beach, leave from there at 11. In the evening we go to the sea after 17. The child has not yet bathed, we will do it gradually, and the water is not heated enough. By the way, by the time my daughter adapted at once, the difference with our city is 4 hours.
We go to the beach with an umbrella and create partial shade for the baby. Of course, she does not sit under an umbrella, it turns out that she runs into the sun for a while, so I cover her with sunscreen from head to toe, we have 30 SPF. On the head Panama, and on the pope melting. Many kids run around with bare ass, I can’t look at it calmly, because I think this is not very hygienic.
With us we take clean water to drink and something to eat: apples, cookies, buns with butter, and even not eaten porridge in the morning. On the beach, everything goes well!
If earlier the child was indifferent to all kinds of entertainment that are offered on the beach, now we cannot pass by musical machines and horses, on which one can ride. And today my daughter paid attention to the trampoline and the playground, so parents will have to fork out for this entertainment.
At the age of 2 years, the child becomes extremely active and you will not be able to sit quietly on the seashore. We’ll have to catch the kid out of the water, play endlessly in sand, pebbles and run along the shore. At the same time, the child is already more conscious and understands what he is being told, so some things can be explained.
It seems to me that the main thing while relaxing with the baby is to be moderation. Do not strive for the first days on an excursion or do not sit until noon sun. The main thing is that joint rest brings joy to you and your child.
And when did you first visit the sea with a child?