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A Map to Summer Fun Safety

A MAP TO SUMMER FUN SAFETY TIPS STRANGER DANGER ! Make sure It is important to talk to your child about stranger danger and what steps to take if they are separated from a parent or supervising adult. your child has important phone numbers memorized. FALLS Riding bikes, jumping on trampolines, skateboarding and much more are great ways for your kids to stay active, but could lead to falls and injuries. ! Prevent injuries by purchasing the proper protective gear: helmets, knee pads and the appropriate shoes. OVERHEATING BROKEN It is normal for your child to be worn out after a long day playing in the sun, but do you know the signs of overheating? GLASS Running around the backyard and neighborhood ! If you notice symptoms of overheating in your child, give him or her water, remove excess clothing and put a wet, cool cloth on their skin. without shoes can be a freeing feeling unless your child comes into contact with broken glass. ALLERGIES Constant sneezing, watery eyes, itchy throat, and a runny or stuffy nose can keep your little one indoors during the warm weather. ! Make sure your child is wearing shoes at all times outside the house. ! Visit with your doctor about the appropriate approach to you or your child's allergies. POISON IVY If you come into contact with poison oak or ivy, wash the area thoroughly with soap, and wash your clothes on the highest heat setting. The first step to preventing a poison ivy or oak outbreak is being able to recognize it. SPORTS INJURIES Sports are in full swing during the summer and a scraped knee or bruise are bound to happen. ! If your child does experience an injury, clean the wound thoroughly or ice the sore area. INSECT BITES Spending hot summer days outside will likely lead to insect bites, especially if your child is playing near heavily wooded areas, trails, creeks and ponds. Use an insect repellent and wear lightweight, long-sleeved shirts, pants and closed-toe shoes. WATER SAFETY Swimming is a great way to stay active during the summer while staying cool, but it is important to know proper SUNBURN Children's skin is more sensitive to sunlight than your adult skin, so protecting their skin from excessive sun exposure is water safety for your child. essential. ! Apply suncreen. Invest in swim lessons and use floaties or life jackets. Wear a hat and sunglasses. FIRE PIT OR GRILL While sunburns are the most common burns during the summer, children are still susceptible to burns from fire pits, grills and sparklers. ! Keep lighter fluid and fire starters away and out of reach from children. BOAT SAFETY Do you know all the safety precautions to take to ensure an equally safe and fun boat day? Make sure there are sufficient life jackets (in correct sizes) for all passengers on board. UnityPoint Clinic

A Map to Summer Fun Safety

shared by UnityPointClinic on Aug 07
Are you being safe with you’re swimming or on the boat? Get your answers by following this map to summer safety!


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