Everyone to the sea! Sand, sea, sun and lots of time outdoors. And unfortunately the risks are not lacking. From peeling, to a close encounter with a jellyfish or sea urchin.
So what to take with you to the beach when you have a baby?
Here is the list of things to have with you suggested by Antonino Reale, head of emergency pediatrics at the Bambino Gesù Hospital in Rome.
What the first aid kit must contain
- Disposable patches and disinfectants for small wounds
- Ammonia-based products (often in sticks) for weever bites (even putting your foot in hot sand or warm water can help, because the toxins are thermolabile)
- Gel based on aluminum chloride in case of jellyfish sting
- Creams for mosquito and insect bites
- Drops to use in case of conjunctivitis (but only to be used under medical prescription)
- Tweezers for eyebrows, to intervene in case of “close encounters” with sea urchins
- Sun protection, 50 screen for the little ones and for everyone especially in the first exposure to the sun
Be careful though. As Reale specifies, “it is not necessary to bring a pharmacy to the beach, it would be out of place”.
And some products could be altered by heat, so the ideal would be to keep them in a cooler bag.