Safety Tips While Traveling

Posted : Monday 8th April 2013

Before leaving on your holiday remind children about your family safety procedures for dealing with strangers, what to do if they get lost

Keep a recent photo of children handy

If you label children's clothing, make sure the label is inside so strangers are not able to learn child's name

Always ensure one parent is in charge of keeping an eye on children and perhaps other parent can look after arrangements for travel

Dressing children in bright colors makes them readily visible

Consider using a harness for toddlers

Remind older children to always tell you where they are going

Provide a relative or friend with your travel itinerary and the name and telephone number of any hotels or resorts where you will be staying

Never leave children alone in a car, temperatures can rise rapidly in a parked car, especially in tropical places

If travelling by air, make sure all family members are secured by the safety belts when seated

Remind children to stay away from all animals. Make them aware of poisonous insects, snakes etc.

If you are bringing or plan on using bicycles while on vacation make sure all family members are biking safely

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