Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Health Tip: Tour Wisely

* Examine your hotel or motel for potential hazards, such as sharp corners on furniture, unprotected electrical outlets or shaky balcony railings.

* Allow children to take regular naps, as they normally would at home.

* Bring clothing that's weather-appropriate to make sure you and your family are protected and comfortable.

* Prevent sunburn by having all family members apply sunscreen. Also, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun when it's hottest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

* Make sure water is safe for swimming.

* Keep children away from unfamiliar animals.

* Make sure hands and toys are washed frequently with soap and water.

* To prevent ear discomfort while on a plane, provide young children with a pacifier or bottle. Bigger kids and adult can chew some gum.

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