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Planning outdoor activities with young children can be difficult. Not only do you need to consider their needs every step of the way, but also prepare for worst-case scenarios. However, once you get everything sorted, your day trip with the kids will be incredibly rewarding and really help to bond the family. To make things easier for readers with this predicament, we thought we would put together a list of everything parents need for an outdoor exertion with the kids. Keep reading to find out more!
Let’s start with an important one! Parents with young kids should always take a pushchair with them on a walk and picnic. Even if your children are starting to grow out of them, they might get exhausted and need to rest, especially after a long walk. What’s more, pushchairs can provide a little extra storage space for things like food, drink, sun cream, and picnic blankets. BuggyBaby.co.uk has a great range of pushchairs on offer, so make sure to check them out.
First Aid Kit
When you have young children, it is important to be prepared for every scenario. You just never know what might happen. Though we doubt any serious injuries will occur on a walk and picnic, it is still a good idea to bring a first aid kit. Small plasters are a must for blisters, whilst larger bandages can be used for nastier wounds. Antiseptic cream can help to clean injuries like grazed knees and prevent your children from getting an infection as well.
Sunny Weather Supplies
If you are going for a walk and picnic, we imagine it’s because the weather is nice and warm and sunny. However, there are a couple of hazards associated with going outdoors in the heat. Sunburn is the most common. Parents need to do their utmost to prevent their kids from burning because, otherwise, they will be in a lot of pain and potentially susceptible to skin cancer in the future. So, make sure to bring sun cream and hats on your walk! Also, it is a good idea to take sunglasses and a parasol for your picnic. And let’s not forget about the bug spray. During the summer, it is common to come across nasty bugs like mosquitos or horseflies.
Nothing is more unappealing than food that has been cooking in a picnic bag for 3 hours. What’s more, if you have things like fish and chicken in your sandwiches, they might not be safe to eat unless they have been kept cool. So, when packing up your picnic on your day out, make sure to take a cooler bag with you. In a similar vein, you might want to bring cooling packs and thermos flasks. All these things will keep your food and drink much cooler, even in the hot weather.
These are the main things that you should bring on a walk and picnic with the kids. Once you have everything prepared, you can enjoy a lovely day bonding as a family.