Although everyone wants to have lots of fun this summer, it’s important for kids to have a safe one. As parents, you have to let you kids know how to be safe this summer. I hate hearing stories about accidents over the summer. So we want to keep you informed so that you can inform your kids.
Make sure that your kids know where your first aid kit is located. Also check your first aid kit for any expired medicines. Make sure that your kids know what everything is in the first aid kit. Always wear sunscreen, and insect repellent. I know that our bugs and mosquitos are horrible during the summer in Louisiana. I currently have so many different bug bites from being outside on Memorial Day with no repellent on.
Remember that light colored clothing helps to keep you cooler. Water safety is important as well. I’m always on alert when kids are playing at the pool. If a child does not know how to swim, make sure they have someone watching them all time. A few weeks ago, there was a little girl who didn’t know how to swim. They had floaters on her, but they were too big. They found her body under water after she had slide out of the floaters. Water safety is so important. Along with water safety, kids have to be careful on playgrounds. They are meant to be fun, but can be dangerous if not played on in their proper manner. Climbing on slides the wrong way, or climbing on equipment that is not meant to be climbed on can cause injury.
Bike and scooter safety is important as well. Helmets and arm and kneepads are critical to help to keep them out of the first aid kit for band-aids.
After all of this playing outside, keep plenty of water around the house. This summer heat is no joke. Hydration is important. We all love to play outside, ride bikes outside, swim outside, and enjoy the summer, but lots of water is important.
Please don’t assume that your child knows all of these tips. Tell them over and over again. Assuming can cause you and your children to have a bad summer, and my goal is to inform you, so that you can stay out of the ER all summer.
Source KSLA News