Keep Your Kids Safe In A Suit
Families with children taking a vacation to Thailand or other South-East Asian countries will most probably spend a good part of their holiday on a beautiful tropical beach. Please make sure that everyone takes proper precautions against jellyfish as there are many stinging species in the sea.
Box jellyfish are there also and the best way you can protect yourself and loved ones is by wearing a lycra suit that at least covers the torso, arms to the wrist and legs to the ankle.
Remember that potentially lethal box jellyfish catch their food in sandy bottom, shallow water - exactly where kids love to play and exactly where parents think their children will be the safest.
Link To TAT (Thailand Tourism Authority) Website Jellyfish Warning: CLICK HERE
This blogger has no association with lycra suit manufacturers or distributers and retailers and no interest in profiting from their sale. My only aim is to keep you and your family safe. If you are not prepared to wear a suit yourself at the very least please make sure your children have a suit and wear it when in the water at all times. The suit can be easily taken off when out of the water. It is very light and folds up easily taking little space in your luggage. It also provides 100% UV sun protection and dries very quickly.
Search online for lycra suits or stinger suits and invest in the safety of your family - as you would when securing them with a seat belt in the car or a helmet on a bike - and minimise the risk of turning your dream family holiday into a nightmare.
Also remember to have a cheap bottle of vinegar handy to immediately splash on a sting just in case it occurs - do not touch the tentacles or try and scrape them off until after vinegar is liberally splashed on for about 30 seconds.
Other posts on suits and protection:
Suit Your Style?
Lowering the Odds
Prevention and Treatment
Jellyfish Lotion Is Not Fully Effective