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Child Safety

Child Summer Safety Tips

  • Young children should always be supervised when you are near any body of water i.e. - river, lake, pond, pool, spa, bath, etc.). An adult or lifeguard should be on the premises or in the water with the child.
  • Be sure all pool and spa drains are properly secured. Stay away from the drains.
  • Teach your children not to run around the pool. When not using the pool be sure to remove all toys and secure the pool. Teach your children to swim.
  • Life jackets should be worn at all times when on a boat.
  • When bicycling make sure your child has protective gear (i.e. - helmet, pads, gloves, etc.). Children should ride on sidewalks, pathways and away from traffic. Teach your children the rules of the road. At night, wear reflective clothing and have reflective lights on bike.
  • When rollerblading make sure your child has protective gear (i.e. - helmet, pads, gloves, etc.). Roller blade in skating arenas, rollerblading parks or in areas away from cars and pedestrians.
  • Avoid heat stroke by drinking lots of fluids. Use spray bottle water to cool off. Use plenty of sun block (i.e. visor, sun-block, shades, etc.).
  • Always pack a first aid kit when going on trips and/or camping.
  • When hiking always go with a group and stay on the trail. When building a campfire, don't get too close to the fire. Don't feed or play with the wild animals. Always pack a first aid kit. Beware of ticks. Eat healthy foods.
  • Make sure that children do not play in or near the street.
  • Don't play with fireworks.
  • Children travelling alone on airplanes should be assigned aisle seats. This enables flight attendants to keep an eye on them and ensures that they arrive to their destination safely.

   

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