Getting out and about with your little one is fun, but it can be stressful too and baby and beach may not seem to be a good combination. However there are lots of reasons to take your baby to the beach and here are some of the top ones to convince you.
Part of your child’s earliest learning experiences are centered around their five senses and a trip to the beach gives your infant the chance to hear, see, smell and touch new things. The range of sensory experiences at the seaside is extremely expansive, from smelling the seaweed and the fresh air to feeling the sand between their toes. This not only raises their awareness of the world around them, but also helps them to improve their motor skills.
Even children who sleep poorly at home seem to have no trouble sleeping at the beach. Pop up a sun tent and let your little one take a nap, lulled by the white noise of the waves.
Evidence has proved that the sooner babies are exposed to an outdoor environment the more likely they are to enjoy nature throughout their life which will lead to a reduced chance of becoming obese in later life. A visit to the beach allows your little one to experience nature close up and to discover amazing new natural experiences.
The Healing Power Of Salt Water
Salt water has been known for centuries to have soothing and healing effects. If your baby suffers from eczema or skin problems, a dip in the sea can work wonders.
While everyone knows that babies have delicate skin and need to be protected from the strongest of the sun’s rays, they still need an adequate amount of Vitamin D to maintain good health. Just 10 to 15 minutes is long enough for your little one to replenish their Vitamin D stores and to stay fit and well.
If your baby is emerging into toddlerhood, it can be difficult to keep him entertained in the house, however a trip to the beach represents a great opportunity for him to play endlessly. As every parent knows, toddlers love repetition and the beach offers so many chances for them to repeat fun activities such as filling and emptying buckets and splashing in the sea.