If you are thinking about going out on a camping trip with children, one of the first things you should do is understand the basics about child safety. Children love being outdoors, especially on when camping. However, you need to make them understand certain things, which they may not be aware about. Let us look at the things you should let children know before you start your camping trip with them.
Children on their own would not be aware about the child safety concerns that you have. To start with you have to make sure they understand every word that is said and also understood. As you are taking them out trip, which requires remaining outdoors, you have to make them understand that certain things are just not done on the trip.
For instance drinking water that is flowing in a stream and touching certain types of plants that can be harmful to them. Flowing water usually carries bacteria, which are harmful to the children. They could end up with problems related to the stomach, drinking from such streams. You would do well to carry along bottled water or tablets of iodine, which can be used to purify water.
Make children aware about the effects that plants such as poison oak or ivy can have on their skin. Get them to wear clothing that covers the entire body as this will ensure that they do not come into contact with such plants, even by accident.
Insects can be a big nuisance when you are outdoors. Therefore ensure that you carry enough insect repellents to keep the children safe from them. Make it a point to check all children for tick infestation on their bodies at the end of the day. Ticks usually rest behind the ears, underarms or in the groin area.
Finally if your camping trip has a wildlife sanctuary around, ensure that the children do not attempt to feed the animals or touch them. This could have harmful repercussions. Follow the above mentioned tips if you would like to make your trip a success.