How to Keep Your Sanity Intact
Going to the beach with kids can be both a delightful and challenging experience. From sandy tantrums to endless sunscreen applications, it's a rollercoaster ride of emotions. But fear not, fellow parents! We've got some quirky tips to help you survive the beach with your little ones.
1. Embrace the Sand
Let's face it, sand is going to get everywhere. Embrace the mess and make it a game! Challenge your kids to see who can collect the most sand in their shoes or build the tallest sandcastle. Remember, a little sand never hurt anyone (except maybe your car). Handy hint for when you are heading home - keep a brush (from a dust pan & brush) in the boot, sit the kids on the edge of the boot and make a game of getting the sand off, its the easiest way to get sand off the tootsies!
2. Sunscreen Shenanigans
Applying sunscreen to squirming kids is like trying to catch a slippery fish. Turn it into a fun activity by pretending to be superheroes protecting their skin from evil sunburn. Don't forget to use your best superhero voice and strike some epic poses! Get the first round of sunscreen on when you're at home, that way when you arrive at the beach, the kids can hit the sand running!
3. Snacks and Silliness
Beach snacks are a must, but why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? Pack some silly-shaped sandwiches, fruit kebabs with googly eyes, or even a seaweed monster made from rice balls. The sillier, the better!
4. The Salvage Beach Bag: Your Secret Weapon
Now, let's talk about the ultimate beach survival tool – the Salvage beach bag. This ingenious invention is a game-changer for parents, mainly due to its size, Salvage's large beach bags can carry everything you need. Use the double straps to either hold the bag over your shoulder or use the shorter straps to hold in your hands. Keep your valuables like car keys in the inside pocket so when its time to leave, they are an easy grab! The zip closure means nothing falls out and everything is secure. It can hold everything from sunscreen to snacks to spare swimsuits. No more digging through a sandy abyss to find what you need! Also know that when you purchase a Salvage family beach bag, you are doing your bit for the planet. Salvage's sustainable beach bags are made from 4 recycled plastic bottles, promoting eco-friendly practises, ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations.
5. Sand-Free Zone
Creating a sand-free zone can be a lifesaver. Bring along a large blanket or beach mat and designate it as the sand-free oasis. This is the perfect spot for a picnic, building sand-free castles, or simply lounging without the fear of sand invading your personal space.
6. Beach Games Galore
Keep the little ones entertained with some beach games. From beach volleyball to treasure hunts, there's no shortage of fun activities. Just remember to keep it light-hearted and enjoy the silliness that comes with playing games on the sandy terrain.
7. Embrace the Chaos
Lastly, embrace the chaos that comes with beach adventures. The unexpected moments, the sandy hugs, and the laughter that echoes through the salty air. These are the memories that will stay with you and your kids forever. So, let go of perfection and dive into the beautiful messiness of beach life.
Remember, surviving the beach with kids is all about finding joy in the little things and creating unforgettable experiences. So grab your sunscreen, pack your Salvage beach bag, and get ready for a day of sandy adventures!