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We recently wrote a post on the blog called “Ten Exciting Summer Activities For Kids“, which details some great things you can do with your family this summer. If you are interested in the post, you can read it by clicking here. While it’s important to have fun, it’s also important to make sure that your children are safe when they’re playing outside. That’s why we wanted to promote a great article from Verywell Family about outside safety tips!
We’ve picked four of the safety tips from the Verywell Family article that we think are very important to share. If you are interested in seeing more safety tips, you can read the full article by clicking here. Without further ado, here are four good child safety tips from the post:
- Practice Summer Sun Safety for Kids
When it comes to protecting your kids from the sun, sunscreen plays an important role. But sunscreen is just one of the ways to guard against the sun’s damaging rays. Because the sun’s rays can reflect off of the sand and water or other reflective surfaces, hats, and sunglasses can also play an important role in preventing UV damage.
- Protect Against Bugs
Bugs are one of those annoyances of summer. But insects such as potentially disease-carrying mosquitoes and bees can also be harmful to kids. Many repellents are made with DEET, an effective insecticide that is toxic or even potentially deadly if swallowed. If you do use a product containing DEET, it’s crucial not to apply the product to a child’s hands or face to avoid possible ingestion; it’s also important to wash off the product before bed to prevent overexposure to the chemical. Another effective ingredient found in repellents is picaridin, but DEET is the most effective, and what doctors recommend (at 30 percent DEET concentrations) given the dangers posed by viruses such as West Nile.
- Prevent Dehydration
Whether your child is playing soccer with teammates or running around in the park with some buddies, it’s important to keep in mind that frequent water breaks are very important to prevent dehydration. Your child should drink water before exercise and during breaks, which should be about every 15 to 20 minutes. On particularly hot and humid days, it’s also a good idea for parents to spray down kids with some water from a spray bottle.
- Don’t Forget Helmets
Your child should wear a helmet whenever she is on anything with wheels, such as a scooter, bicycle, or roller skates. Be sure to set a good example by always wearing your helmet when riding your bike.
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