Unstoppable Summer: Don’t Let Broken Bones Turn Into Broken Plans

May 05, 2023

Unstoppable Summer:  Don’t Let Broken Bones Turn Into Broken Plans

Top Tips for Enjoying A Family Vacation While Wearing A Cast


Have you ever planned the perfect family vacation only to have your beachy dreams of fun in the sun derailed by an unexpected accident or injury?   Unfortunately, accidents can happen before or during a family holiday, however, this doesn't have to ruin your trip!


Whether you or a family member has a broken bone, received stitches, or has a wound that requires the protection of a waterproof barrier, DRYPRO can help to rescue your holiday. In this guide, we'll share our best suggestions and top tips for protecting your injury and saving your family vacation from cancellation, to ensure it's a trip to remember. 

Planning, Preparing, Products and Prevention: How To Keep Your Vacation Plans Running Smoothly 

Before booking your family holiday, research the activities and destinations you plan to visit. Check for any potential risks, such as dangerous wildlife, extreme weather conditions, or political unrest. Make sure you're aware of any restrictions or requirements, such as visas or vaccinations. If your injury has made walking difficult, remember to call ahead to your airline to reserve wheelchair services to help with those long walks through the airport to reach your gate.  

Even with the best precautions and planning, emergencies can still happen. Make sure you have a plan in place in case of an emergency, such as a lost passport or a medical emergency. Keep important documents and emergency contact information in a safe and accessible place. 

What to Pack:  A Guide to the Top Travel Essentials and Must Haves for a Safe and Fun Family Vacation

Planning a family vacation is an exciting and fun-filled activity, but it can be overwhelming when it comes to packing. It's important to pack the right items to ensure that your family vacation is not only enjoyable but also safe. Below, we’ve listed the top travel essentials and must-haves for a safe and fun family vacation.

  1. DRYPRO Waterproof Cast Covers

If you’ve broken a limb and will be wearing a cast during your vacation, do yourself a favor and order a DRYPRO airtight cast cover immediately.  Not only are waterproof cast covers an essential accessory for daily showering, DRYPRO cast covers are made from the most comfortable and durable materials and feature a unique vacuum seal designed to keep your cast dry, so that you can enjoy all the summer activities you love, such as swimming, kayaking, or surfing.  Able to be used over and over again, patients can enjoy water sports and activities all summer long without fear of their cast getting wet, which can harbor bacteria, cause odor, and irritate the skin.  Not only can DRYPRO covers keep your cast or bandage dry, but they can also provide comfort and protection for other conditions such as stitches, wounds, prosthetics, stomas, or PICC lines that require a waterproof barrier as well. 

  1. Protective Gear

Wearing appropriate protective gear can significantly reduce the risk of injury. If you plan on engaging in any activities that involve potential impact, such as surfing or boogie boarding, it's essential to use appropriate protective gear, including flotation jackets, a helmet, or padded clothing. Moreover, wear appropriate footwear when hiking to avoid slipping or falling, leading to another injury.

  1. First-Aid Kit And Personal Care Essentials

A first-aid kit is an essential item to pack when traveling with family, especially if you have children. It's crucial to ensure that your kit includes all the necessary essentials such as band-aids, antiseptic cream, painkillers, and any prescription medications that you may need. If you're traveling abroad, it's important to research local emergency numbers and the location of the nearest hospital or medical facility. 

Moreover, if you're traveling to a destination with a high risk of malaria, it's important to take prophylactic medication and use insect repellent. Additionally, always remember to use sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun. However, be careful when applying it, so it doesn't introduce moisture to your cast.  Lastly, double-check to be sure your hotel has a hair dryer, or remember to bring your own as it is an essential tool for drying out your cast if it gets a little wet despite your best efforts.   

  1. Refillable Water Bottle Or Clean Canteen To Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is essential for health and healing, particularly on hot days, to prevent fatigue and dizziness, which can increase the risk of falls and injuries. Pack a clean canteen for each family member and refill them with water throughout the day.

  1. Travel Insurance

No matter how well you plan your vacation, unforeseen circumstances such as medical emergencies, trip cancellations, or lost or stolen luggage can happen. Travel insurance is an essential item to have when traveling with family, as it covers unexpected expenses. Always read the policy carefully and understand what is covered before purchasing.

Packing the right travel essentials and must-haves for a safe and fun family vacation is crucial. 

Remember to prioritize safety and preparedness when planning your next family holiday. Injuries can be an unexpected and unwelcome interruption to any summer vacation plans, but with good planning and the right products, it doesn't have to be the end of your family holiday. We hope this guide helps you save your family holiday from a break.  With these tips, you'll have a safe and enjoyable family vacation, creating unforgettable memories. 

Perhaps the most essential thing to pack for any trip is a positive attitude. You can take comfort in knowing that a broken bone doesn’t have to turn into broken plans.  DRYPRO has you covered.  Visit our online store to see a full assortment of styles and sizes to keep your injury dry for an unstoppable summer with unlimited fun!

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