Parenting Tips on Child Safety for the Summer
For most full time working parents, there isn’t a three-month summer vacation like there is for kids at the end of the school year. Monitoring child safety over the summer can be tough. The summer has some of the highest numbers of emergency room visits due to accidents that could have easily been prevented. As a parent, you want your children to be able to embrace all of the joys of summertime, while also ensuring child safety. A recent article by MedicineNet suggests certain parenting tips for child safety throughout the summer.
Child Safety Tips
- Sun Safety. Many kids and teens forget about how important the use of sunscreen is for their health. Promoting child safety from the sun is important for kids current and long term health. Kids playing outside can also become extremely dehydrated. Make sure they have plenty of water and UV protection.
- Water Safety. Child safety is extremely important by the water. Kids should always have proper supplies for getting in the water if they do not know how to swim. To maintain good child safety, insisting on constant adult supervision when children are around a body of water is encouraged. Babysitters or other adult’s supervisions should know CPR in case of an emergency.
- Playground Safety. Playgrounds can be a danger zone. Inspecting the equipment around the playground is a good way to prevent accidents or injuries. Adult supervision is also important to ensure child safety in case there is a need for immediate action if a child falls or is injured.
- Bicycle Safety. Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and skates are a great activity for kids during the summer. But they can create risks for child safety if the proper precautions aren’t taken. Children should always wear a helmet when using any of this equipment. Other protective gear such as shin guards, knee pads, or elbow pads are also encouraged. It is also important to make sure that the equipment they are using is the appropriate size for kids.
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