Keep kids safe this summer
Schools out! Pools, parks, lakes and backyards are jammed with kids. Their energy is explosive; so is the potential for injury. Here are some reminders for parents on keeping kids safe this summer.
l Bike helmetsRoughly 400 deaths per year occur because kids dont wear helmets.
l BaseballsCheck out safety baseballs, an intermediate-grade baseball thats softer than a regular baseball. Sudden death from baseball injuries to the chest occurs 5 to 10 times a year among young kids.
l At the PoolNever leave children alone in or near the pool, even for a moment. Make sure adults are trained in CPR.
l Barbecue Grills & Other FlammablesOutdoor grills can be an issue for the inquisitive mind of a 2-year-old, and also for the challenging mind of an 8-year-old.
lLawnmower SafetyRiding lawnmowers are accidents waiting to happen. No child under 12 should be allowed on them.
l Heat SafetyWhen heat and humidity are high, limit time outside. Keep children well hydrated.
l Bug SafetyDont use scented soaps on children and use child-type insect repellent.
l Travel SafetyKeep supplies with you, like snacks, water, a first aid kit and any medicine your child takes.