Beach getaways are often an absolute dream for adults who need a break in the best way possible. To experience the warm sand, a healthy dose of sunlight, lapping waves, and cocktails by the sunlight for some time screams perfect! However, when kids are brought along, the entire mood tends to be ruined beyond repair with a flurry of complaints, endless groaning, and temper tantrums.
Imagine enjoying the soothing waves of the open sea and facing the possibility of falling asleep from the stillness and then suddenly waking up because of your child’s shrieks—tragic, right?
Traveling with kids can be fun with the right amount of planning, care, and consideration. However, if you’re taking them to the beach, many people might tell you to do otherwise. Nowadays, many kids tend to be more inclined to staying glued to their screens and staying indoors because “there’s no wifi on the beach.”
However, as impossible as it may seem, you still can pull your kids far out enough of a techno vortex to ensure that they can enjoy the beach as much as you will.
Tips for stress-free beach trips with kids
Are you craving for some sun without the stress of having to leave your kids at home? Here are a few tips for making beach getways with kids much more fun for everyone involved:
1. Go prepared or don’t go at all
When preparing for a beach trip with your kids, the best mentality you can keep in mind when bringing everybody along is that you have to plan for the entire experience the same way you would for a long ride on the road.
Typically, spending time on a beach is similar to dealing with a long car trip. The children are going to get bored easily and will need some extra amusement to avoid a vacay-ruining tantrum. A great way to be prepared is to bring along some extra toys that can keep your children preoccupied throughout the day, such as magnetic puzzles, coloring books, and even kites!
2. Keep your kids afloat with inflatables
Another way to avoid a seashore mishap that can end catastrophically is to keep your kids supported with inflatables at all times. Beach waves can cause a not-so-child-friendly environment, so make sure to keep things on the fun and safe side by bringing along inflatable rafts, inner tubes, and ride-on animals for safety and fun.
3. “Bribe” your kids
Now, with the concept of “bribing”, it doesn’t mean monetary compensation of any sort. Instead, it refers to sweet treats and other kiddy rewards that act as incentives for great behavior. Think of kiddy “bribes” as minor fees that you’ll have to pay to keep your kids at bay while you enjoy some much-needed R&R.
4. Think outside of the box— or the beach, rather
Remember what was said about needing to keep the kids preoccupied to avoid a tantrum? Well, there are more ways to do so than spending money on toy’s that they’ll eventually forget. A great way to keep your kids busy while creating great opportunities for everybody else is to do different family-friendly activities that are offered near the beach.
Oftentimes, long boardwalks have different exciting activities, such as biking, riding a scooter, or rollerblading. On the other hand, adults who don’t want to move around too much can enjoy going through shops and kiosks or exploring sunset markets and esplanades.
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