Sailing with kids
The yacht, the sea, the sun and the beloved family are nearby. Nothing better than that. But what if there is on board the most restless and inquisitive passenger. Having a kid on board requires strict control from parents and constant attention. Traveling with children is burdensome and beautiful at the same time.
First time on a yacht
Kids will be interested to get acquainted with the yacht. During this period, it is very important for the parents not to miss the moment to explain to a child what is possible and what can not be done. Adults bear great responsibility for small crew members. It is necessary to be constantly vigilant and not to let a baby out of sight. Children quickly get tired of long routes, and that’s why, it’s necessary to break the path into parts. Perhaps it is worth considering the stop in the bay of a secluded island.
Entertainment for children
On the first place,along with medicines, are the child’s favorite toys. They can switch attention at the right time or distract from boredom, at the same time letting adults relax. Before going to sea, you need to do a small excursion for the children on a yacht. Explain what and how it is arranged and what not to do, so you have less problems later.
Parents with children aged 7 to 12 years will be much easier. They are more receptive to the information that comes to them. For adult kids, more entertainment is available on board, for their own leisure. For example, they can be entertained with underwater diving, fishing or let a kid assist a captain. In any case, they will have interesting time on board.
How to usefully spend time
If the parents are experienced sailors, it may be worthwhile to teach the child some basics and give some knowledge about sailing. You can show diagrams, navigation equipment, maps, explain why a yacht needs sails and what they are. Give assignments on a boat, which will be under the power of the child. Most importantly, convince a kid that he is an important member of the crew. Do everything to help the child began to be interested in water sports.
At an early age, children like natural sciences. They can be carried away by stories about how the world works.
Physical safety is what parents should take first of all. Elementary safety rules must be observed around the clock. Children can not be held responsible for their actions. Therefore, parents should always be on their guard. Toddlers should wear life jackets and, if necessary, be insured with seat belts. If the weather conditions worsen, children are not allowed to board the yacht. But, perhaps, the best insurance for the baby will be his parents. This does not mean that a child should be tethered.
This is not a dangerous, but also an unpleasant affliction, can properly spoil holidays. Fortunately, small children are more likely than adults to experience seizure attacks. Before going to sea, parents should consult with doctors about medication.