|Grab your swim suit, but don’t forget the sun screen! Fire up the grill, but be careful of the hot coals! Hop into the pool, but make sure you have all necessary flotational devices! While summer is a time for relaxation and fun, it’s important to make sure all of you take all of the necessary precautions to ensure your kids are safe. Check out our top 4 summer safety tips to avoid any seasonal mishaps.
- H20 – Be alert (and we mean ALERT) when your child is in or around water. Children should never be around any water unsupervised, that includes a water table. For young children, a good rule of thumb is to ensure your child is within arm’s length while in or around water.
- Don’t skimp on the sunscreen – Reapply sunscreen often, and lay it on thick! Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours and even more often if kids are swimming, sweating, or around water. For little ones under 6 months and young it’s best to keep them in a shady area (or have them wear one of those extra-large hats).
- Car safety – it goes without saying, children should never be left in a vehicle unattended during the summer months. Due to rising temperatures, cars can get as hot as 115 degrees or even higher. Make sure children know not to play in or around cars during the summer months. Also – be careful of those pesky car seat buckles – they get hot and can potentially burn your child.
- Helmets on – if you plan on hitting the bikes this summer, make sure your child is always wearing a helmet. Bicycle helmets should be worn snug and should be replaced every three to five years. Helmets on – if you plan on hitting the bikes this summer, make sure your child is always wearing a helmet. Bicycle helmets should be worn snug and should be replaced every three to five years.
Don’t let summer be a drag! With these summer safety tips, you’re sure to have the best summer yet.
Thanks to Kevin Berry of The Little Gym of Pearland for providing this blog post.