Summer is a wonderful time of year to be active outdoors. Sunny days provide so many fun activities for children to get exercise and stay healthy. While enjoying the warm weather, it’s important to be aware of potential injuries and take the necessary precautions to keep kids safe. Here are three summer safety tips to keep in mind:
Kids should always wear a helmet while riding a bike, skateboard, scooter or in-line skates. Helmets can prevent traumatic brain injury and save lives! A child should wear a helmet on short or long rides (no one can ever predict when an injury may occur).
Make sure the helmet meets safety standards and fits appropriately. The helmet should be worn level on the head, covering the forehead. The strap should be tightened enough to allow only two fingers between the chin and strap. As a parent, make sure to be a good role model for your child and wear a helmet.
It is common to open windows during hot days to allow for cool fresh air. For kids, the screen is a misleading barrier between the indoors and outdoors. Screens are meant to pop off easily in the case of an emergency. A child leaning against a screen ...