WHEN IT’S TIME TO GO HOME
When you’re all exhausted from a day of fun, it’s time to head home. Yes, there might tears at this point, but a few smart moves can make this part of the day run more smoothly if you’ve left a ‘comfy kit’ in the car. This is simply a bag containing an old bath mat, towel, fresh set of clothes to travel home in, bottle of water and some child-friendly after-sun lotion. Calling it a ‘comfy kit’ helps secure your toddler’s cooperation. Stand or lay your little one on the bath mat, and use the bottled water which will be warm from being left in the car, to wash off any remaining sand – a bottle with a sports cap is ideal. Dry her, and smooth on plenty of lotion to soothe and hydrate her skin after a day of sun and sand, before dressing her in those comfy clothes for a happy journey home.