Summer holidays are here and this calls for family road trips, weekend getaways and possibly a trip to your favourite waterpark! In this blog, we are going to talk about what one needs to know when he/she brings a child along. Read on to find out.
Waterparks are a great way to cool off and beat the heat, but for families who have little children- the trip can be a little daunting. We all know that water parks are a great source of entertainment for the entire family and it is the best way to wear out some of that endless energy that children possess. Although it seems like a fun day for children, it is stressful for parents and so here are some tips you can use, to make the most of your trip.
- Adult supervision: There are always ample security and safety measures taken at a waterpark, with lifeguards stationed at every ride to make sure that people are safe. However, the adult accompanying the child or children must be equally aware and cannot rely only on life guards to ensure safety.
- Waterproof sunscreen: Children’s skin tend to get damaged faster than adults and on a very hot day at the park, their skin is prone to a lot of damage. Keep some waterproof sunscreen handy and apply whenever needed.
- First-Aid: Although there are first aid facilities at every waterpark, it always helps to carry some of your own. Some useful items to carry are – Band-Aids, glucose, gauze, Dettol etc.
- Zip-lock bags: This is one hack that a lot of parents have sworn by, because wet cellphones are no fun. So keep your phone dry and safe by placing it inside a plastic bag. Your phone stays dry while you get to have fun, hassle free.
- Planning ahead: Make sure all swimming costumes, towels, first aid and spare change of clothes are all packed and kept ready the previous day. You don’t want to be running around, searching for your child’s swimming goggles on the day of the trip.
- Take time off: Take some time to cool off under the shade and this is so important for children too, to have some down time and regain some of the energy.
- Stay hydrated and hunger free: The last thing you want on your trip to a waterpark is to have your children calling out to you every once in a while because they are hungry. Do not underestimate the power of a ‘hangry’ (Hungry+Angry) child. Keep a ready stock of water, and an eye out for all the eateries at the park, at all times because with all that running around, they are bound to feel twice as hungry and thirsty.
- Kiddie play areas: If your waterpark has a designated area for parents and children, then make sure to utilise it to your heart’s content. These areas are safe and specially designed just for parents and children exclusively. This gives your child/ children a chance to play with lots of other children their age and its gives parents some time to relax without constantly getting worried about much older people knocking over their child at other rides. It is a great way to bond with your child and other parents as well.
Alright so here were a few tips from parents who have shared what has helped them (however big or small) during their visit to the waterpark and we would love to know what has helped you, during your trips to the waterpark.