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5 Tips to Keep Your Children Safe on Vacations

IN THE July 9 ISSUE

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Traveling with kids can be educational, enriching, and risky. Along with some safety hazards (stomach bugs, choking, and accidents), children may have strong reactions to mysterious ailments. Moreover, you have to protect your children from scammers, kidnappers, and other fears. If you want to travel with kids, here are some strategies to protect them from troubles.

1. Install a Tracker App
Before leaving your house, teach some safety precautions to your kids. If your children have a smartphone, you have to install mspy tracker app in their phone. It allows you to track their location. A tracking app decreases the chances of losing your children at a historical attraction. Moreover, you can protect your children from strangers by tracking their messages, phone calls, and browsing history.

2. Check the Security of Target Country

Before visiting a new country, it is essential to check the security situation of a target country. You must not visit a country during election season. Feel free to evaluate ongoing kidnapping or terrorist bombings. Check the reviews of locals, expats, or tourists before visiting a country. Make sure to visit a tourist-friendly country with your family members.

3. Vaccinate Your Children
Vaccination are always necessary for your children. Before visiting a country, you must not forget to vaccinate your kids. It will help you to save your children from different diseases. In a few places, children are exposed to some conditions, such as typhoid fever and polio. Check with a travel clinic or doctor to see the needs of extra vaccinations.

4. Buy an Insurance
In case of a medical emergency, parents may not want their kids to be stuck in a substandard overseas hospital. Numerous travel-insurance companies provide customers with evacuation coverage. With the help of this coverage, you can get financial assistance to pay for the health expenses and transportation to your preferred hospital.

5. Don’t Lose Your Kids

At the time of travel, parents often have a fear of losing their children. For this reason, they try to set rules to decrease the chances of losing them. Here are some tips to protect your children from getting lost during vacations.

• If you are traveling with two kids, divide your responsibilities. Assign a child to each parent to increase the level of protection.
• Install a tracking app in the mobile of your children. It is an excellent way to track your children immediately. (see info above)
• Hold the hands of your children to save them from haphazard drivers. It allows you to pull them if you notice a danger around your kids.
• Attach your contact details to the clothes of your children if they are young. Instruct them to use this address if they are lost in a crowd. Make sure to write your contact information and address in the local language. Write the phone number of your hotel and attach a map if possible.
• Parents can suggest a meeting point to their spouse and children. They can use this place as a meeting point in case of separation.
• Provide your kids with 1 to 2 whistles. Instruct them to use this whistle if they are lost from you. Moreover, they can use this whistle in case of emergency.

Prepare a list of nearest emergency numbers and hospital. You may need these numbers and addresses. Try to write these numbers in the local language so that you can get assistance from a taxi driver. For the safety of your children, you should carry medical supplies, first aid kit, and mosquito repellent. You must have a strong mosquito repellent to avoid malaria or dengue fever in some countries.

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