Summer is here and so are the kids. Keeping them safe is something easily neglected, especially when you are used to them being away at school for much of the day. Parents concerned with summertime safety can think in terms of four categories: sun safety, water safety, household safety, and traffic safety.
During all seasons, but especially during the hot summer months, keep a well-stocked first aid kit handy. Mosquitos and ticks can be carriers of serious diseases. If they are a problem in your area, be sure to remove standing water where mosquitos breed, and check the kids for ticks when they come in from outdoors. Keep your kids safe this summer with the following tips.
In the Sun:
- Have fun without sunburn by using sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or more.
- Hydrate before and regularly when playing outside.
- Wear a hat and sunglasses.
- Limit time spent in the direct sun between 10 and 4, and frequently check for signs of overheating.
In the Water:
- Wear floatation devices if boating.
- Non-swimmers should never be left alone in the water, no matter how shallow.
- Use extra sunscreen as the water will wash off some or all of its protection.
Around the House:
- Kids on school vacation are home all day and frequently get into things they otherwise might not think about. Make your home safe by keeping toxins out of reach and out of sight.
- Make sure wet feet don’t mean slips and falls by providing a place to wipe them on entry.
- As always in any season, but especially with the kids outside all day, make sure you review the safety tips for kids in traffic situations: Stop, Look, and Listen. The three words that save children’s lives.
For more information about summer safety and your insurance needs in Murietta and the surrounding communities, please contact the insurance professionals at Stromsoe Insurance Agency.