Vacation is the perfect time to recharge your batteries and spend time with your family or friends.
When you stay with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217  you will experience first hand why Florida is known as the Sunshine State. Year round sunshine makes for a beautiful vacation, but please be aware and take precautions as needed.
Over the years members of our family have all suffered the side effects from too much sunshine. It is easy to forget just how intense that beautiful sunshine can be.
Here are some helpful tips:

— Dress for the weather and stay cool by wearing loose-fitting clothing made from breathable fabric. Cottons or natural fabrics are best.

— Drink plenty of cool liquids, especially water to stay hydrated. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty, drink lots to decrease your risk of dehydration. Drinking alcohol affects the body’s fluid levels and can dangerously dehydrate you. Salty snacks can cause your body to lose fluids and sports drinks and sugary soda can act similarly. Avoid sweet or alcoholic drink until the cooler evening.

— Wear a wide-brimmed hat to avoid sun exposure.

— Protect you eyes by making sure you wear sunglasses that provide protection against UVA and UVB rays.

— Limit your time in the sun especially between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.when UV light is strongest.

— Use sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor of at least 15. The sunscreen should also say “broad-spectrum” on the label, to screen out most of the UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen will protect against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, but not from the heat so remember to stay hydrated. An important tip is to reapply. Many people think their initial application is all they need. Not so, you are wise to reapply every 2 hours and always after swimming.


— Sunburn is not fun and can spoil your day. Please remember reflections off water and sand increase the effect of UV rays.  While the symptoms of sunburn are usually temporary, skin damage is cumulative. Protect yourself on cloudy days as well as when you’re in the water swimming.

— Too much sunshine can lead to heat stroke. Heat stroke can cause nausea, confusion, disorientation in an effort for the the body to cool. You can cool your body with a cool wash cloth or air conditioned room. Don’t hesitate to seek medical attention if in doubt.


Traveling with Baby. For some, going away on vacation with a young baby may seem like a crazy thing to do when you are already sleep-deprived and exhausted, but with some planning and routines in place, your vacation can really be what it is supposed to be. Maybe this will be when your baby starts sleeping through the night 🙂
Babies are vulnerable to changed routines, jet lag, bacteria, and the sun’s rays. Many babies the change is of no bother and they enjoy their new environment.
— For items such as high chair, car seat, play yard, crib or anything else you can think of please contact us. Anna Maria Condo Rentals are happy to help you with your baby needs.
— Sunbathing is a no for baby skin so make sure to protect your baby completely from the sun until your infant is at least 1 year old. If you want your baby to have the pleasure of a swim in the middle of the day, try to find some shadow and use sun hat and protective clothing. Baby skin is very thin and delicate and can’t handle the sun very well. Sunscreen cream is really a last resort solution, as it can contain harmful substances. If you really need to use sunscreen, use one specially made for babies and with really high sun protection factor.
— Swimming for a wee baby the recommended the water temperature should be at least some 90 F (32 C). Babies get cold really quickly and might find a lower temperature uncomfortable. Chlorine used in pools can make your baby’s skin very dry so put some baby oil on your baby’s skin before going in. Many babies get crazy with happiness when splashing the water. Just remember to let your baby decide if he/she wants to just dip his/her toes or go right in.
Don’t forget to put on a swim diaper before letting your baby into the pool. Swim diapers are available both as disposable swim diapers and reusable swim diapers. The reusable ones, are best both from an environmental perspective and to save space and money.
— If you haven’t yet bought a mosquito net for your baby’s stroller, consider buying one that contains UV protection for your child. More convenient might be a sunshade for your stroller. They allow air flow into the stroller better than most mosquito nets and many of them protect from mosquitos as well.
While staying with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals we want our guests to have an enjoyable, memorable and safe experience. We hope you have enjoyed every minute of your visit.
Please visit us again soon!
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