Vacation Safety Tips - Traveling Safely With Your Children

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Family vacations can and should be great fun. Quality family time and the adventures and excitement shared by your family will create memories that will last a lifetime. One way to be sure those memories are pleasant memories, is to plan ahead for safety. Use these 4 vacation safety tips for safety guidelines.

Tip #1 -- Check the Safety of Your Hotel Room

You keep your home safe but that doesn't mean that every hotel you stay at will be as safe as your home. Check for:

  1. Faulty wiring
  2. Unsafe stairways and railing
  3. Poisonous substances mistakenly left in the room

Tip #2 -- Travel First Aid Kit

Be prepared for anything because when travelling with children, anything can and probably will happen. Keep your travel first aid kit small, but include a small sampling of everything you would keep at home such as:

  1. Assorted bandages
  2. Antiseptic ointment
  3. Allergy and cold medicines
  4. Motion sickness medication
  5. Anti-diarrheal medicine
  6. Syrup of ipecac - for poisoning
  7. Cough medicine
  8. Insect repellant
  9. Sun screen
  10. Thermometer
  11. Pain relief medication

It is also helpful to keep emergency contact numbers in your travel first aid kit. These numbers should include family members who should be contacted in the event of an emergency. Your family physician and a list of family medical conditions and allergies to medicine.