Tips for the Perfect Beach Holiday
Beach holidays are all about the sun and sand. Ever wondered how to get sand off body, deal with the sun and other questions? We have the answers right here.
Here are a set of tips to cope with some issues you may face on a beach holiday.
How do I protect my children from the sun on the beach?
As a country, we are so thrilled to see the sun that we don't seem to take protecting ourselves from the sun very seriously. Statistics from a variety of surveys shows that between 35%-55% of us get sun burnt in the summer or on holidays in the sun. Another survey says 8 out of 10 of us take a slapdash view to sunscreen.
The NHS recommends that babies under 6 months should be kept out of direct sunlight and all children out of the direct sun between 11am-3pm when the sun is at its strongest.
Sun block of a minimum of SPF 15, though SPF 30 might be better and UVA & UVB protection should be applied and re-applied through the day all over your child. Sensitive parts that can burn include the neck, back & shoulders.
Hats & sun glasses
Large floppy hats and recommended sun glasses (BSEN 1836:2005) and “CE” mark will help protect your child’s eyes, neck and face.
How do I get sand off my hair and body?
Avoiding sand in the hair
Tight plaits prevent sand from getting onto the scalp.
Getting sand off body and hair
Use a talc or baby powder which will remove the moisture that’s causing the sand to stick to your body or hair. The sand will now just drop off easily either by just brushing it off or combing your hair now.
How do I get sand off my phone?
Sand can damage a phone, so best if you can keep the phone out of the sand by keeping them in a bag or out of the way on the beach.
But if you do get sand on your phone – a hand held vacuum cleaner that (gently) sucks off the sand or compressed air spray or a toothbrush or a doll’s hair brush will help you get sand off the phone.
Enjoy your time on the beach!