We all look forward to the summer, especially after a long winter and two little kids. While there are so many things to do outside, it can be tough to keep your little ones safe. I thought I’d share some of our tips on staying safe during summer.
~ Dump out pools, buckets, water tables, etc. Young kids can drown in very small amounts of water. From one day to the next, you may forget about the water in the bucket outside but your little one is sure to find it. If you are worried about having ice cold pool water from refilling it each day, add a pot of hot water to warm it up. Don’t leave your kids alone in or by a pool.
~ Wear sunscreen and insect repellent. None of us want to add anymore toxins to our little ones skin than we have to. There are some great all natural sunscreens and bug repellents. We have used TruKid and All Terrain. Wearing light colored clothing makes it easier to see if ticks are on their clothes.
~ Stay hydrated. Water really is your friend!
~ Check playground equipment before allowing children to play on it.
~ Wear a bike helmet.
Keep your summer fun, and that means, paying attention to what your children are doing. They are bound to find something to stick in their mouth, or hurt themself on. And, they are attracted to water.
What are your summer safety tips?