My baby is six months old, we are planning to go to ocean city maryland when he is nine months, in augusst. My idea was to stay at a hotel with a pool and that was near a water park. I was mainly going to go to the pool and take the baby to the waterpark and in the afternoon when the sun was down, go to the beach for about 30 mintues, depending on how my son is. We were going to stay for 2-3 nights. This would be my first time alone with my fianance and my son because my mom is always with me. Everyone is telling me it is not a good idea to go to the beach when he is that young. Do I have a good plan for his age or are day trips the way to go for this summer? PLEASE HELP!!!!
I live about 10 min. from the beach and have 3 kids. My kids all went to the beach at a young age. We were smart about it: lots of sunscreen, lots of liquids to drink, umbrella to help block the sun, sun hats, etc. The small kids usually love the sand so bring sand toys. The waves in the water are sometimes frightening for small kids, but mine loved to play where the sand was wet but out of reach of the waves. They will definitely let you know when they've had enough. Try it just be prepared and sun safe. Have fun and bring the camera. First trip to the beach is a scrapbook moment.
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I literally grew up at the beach--Cape Cod! SURE you have to be very careful, but you sound like you are being mindful of the sun and length of exposure. Make sure to have your baby wear a wide brimmed hat preferably with a neck protector flap, LOTS of SPF 45+ sunscreen--even on cloudy days and late in the afternoon, and provide as much shade as possible. Be sure to offer your baby lots of fluids, and keep loose and light and DRY clothing (babies do get hot and sweaty) on in between swims.
P.S. One of my favorite sights is One Step Ahead (but you can find less expensive similar items locally)--use it as a reference of things you MIGHT want to bring with you! I personally love the pop-up shade systems! :o)
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