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Summer Safety for Kids

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With summer fast approaching, your children are going to have a lot of free time and energy to partake in a vast array of outdoor and indoor activities. Every year, kids look forward to this fun-filled season, but to make sure their summer is enjoyable, you also have to take the proper measures to promote their safety even while they play in the swimming pool or go for a bike ride out in the neighborhood.

Below are some helpful tips to keep your kids healthy and safe throughout the summer:

  • Water safety: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is among of one leading causes of death for young children between the ages of 1 and 4. Every day, it is estimated that at least 3 children will die from a drowning incident. With this in mind, it is critical that you always supervise your children whenever they are in or around the water. You should also teach your children to swim or take them to formal swimming lessons to decrease their chances of being involved in a drowning accident.
  • Stay cool: The summer months are warm and, for many children, sometimes the sunniest time of year is a dangerous one if their body heats up beyond what it can handle. Infants and children up to the age of 4 are most at risk, according to the CDC. Keep them cool with showers or baths, dress them in loose clothing made of light-weight and light-colored fabrics, and try to schedule outdoor activities early in the morning or during the evening when the weather cools down. You should also make sure you protect their skin with sunscreen that is at least SPF 15 any time they go outside.
  • Preventable injuries: Many injuries are avoidable, so do what you can to keep your kids from getting hurt. If you are taking them out to the playground, make sure the equipment is safe and well-maintained, and supervise them at all times. Your child will likely also spend a lot of time at home, so make sure the environment is safe.
  • Proper safety gear: No matter what activity your child partakes in this summer, make sure he or she is wearing the appropriate safety gear. If your child enjoys bicycling, he or she should always wear a proper helmet. It does not necessarily need to be the most expensive one on the market. The most important thing is that it is the right fit. Manufacturers like Bell, Schwinn, and Garneau are all highly rated and provide affordable options without sacrificing safety. If you are taking your young ones on a road trip for the summer, make sure you equip your vehicle with safe car seats. Car seats like the Graco Smart Seat All-in-One can be expensive, but there are other less pricey options like the Evenflo Chase LX Harnessed Booster, which is less expensive and also highly rated. Whatever you and your children end up doing for the summer, just make sure it is supported with the right safety gear.

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