Tenerife is known as an island of perpetual sunshine. It’s first place we visited twice and we want to go there at least one more time. So it’s no a surprise that we’ve decided to take there our son for first family holiday. I need to admit it was a little bit scary. Especially that is 5 hours flight and I wasn’t sure how our son react for such a long journey. Anyway we didn’t know what to expect and how he will like such a high temperatures, long days, trips, etc. But he was really good and e were able to take him even on volcano! That’s why I have some tips for you if you are planning to visit Tenerife with your baby.
It’s really important to keeping baby safe in the sun. Babies skin is very delicate and sensitive. The main risks to babies during hot weather are sun burn, dehydration, heat illness which includes heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Remember to avoid the middle of the day and always have a pram with parasol. It’s also good idea to have a tent and shade when you spending time on the beach. We had sun protection clothing like a hat and suit. One more thing which is very important is sunscreen. Use it regularly and remember it should be SPF 50 or above.
It’s recommended to drink bottled water. So if you will be preparing your baby’s milk do not try to use tap water. There are to many mineral salts in it and you can spend your lovely holiday on toilet:/
Sand on the beach is so hot that you can literally burn your feet. We had special shoes for our son and he didn’t have any problems during long walks on the beach. One day I forgot to put my shoes on and I almost die. It’s really hard to believe but that sand is like a lava!
Prepare little medical kit with teething powder, paracetamol etc. If possible make sure you take enough nappies and powdered baby milk with you (if you are not breast feeding). These items are terribly expensive in the resort of Tenerife. Little pack of Pampers nappies cost 11 euro. We took enough nappies and I was really happy because we saved a lot of money. Also you may not always get the same brand you are used to.
5. Bag of toys
Sounds strange? It’s good idea if you want to keep your baby busy on a long flight. Also take some beach bucket and ball. You can have little inflatable pool if you don’t want to take your baby to ocean.
Don’t expect it to be anything like any other holiday you have ever had. It can be hard work but don’t need to be. If you will prepare everything what you need before your trip it will be much easier.