Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

The article written by Jan Gallagher

Summer means fun and summer means time out to play for kids. It's also a time when parents have to keep more of an eye on what their kids are doing now that they are out of school for a few months. The hardest thing for a parent to do is to try to keep their kids safe while enjoying the summer. What can you do to keep your kids safe?

Since they will be in the sun, apply a good sunscreen with a high spf factor. The higher the number, the better. Tanning isn't good for your skin, and burns are very painful.

Insects are plentiful in the summer too. Make sure that they(or you) apply an insect repellent that contains DEET in it. You will protect your kids from diseases like the West Nile Virus.

Kids sometimes in the summer will be at home by themselves because usually both mom and dad are working. Teach kids not to open the door just because they heard the doorbell ring and make sure they know how to contact emergency systems if there is a major problem. It would also be a good idea to make sure that you have an Oklahoma City adt alarm setup if your kids will be home by themselves quite a bit.

When they swim, make sure they don't swim alone and make sure they know how. Supervision with children is key especially around the pool or the lake. Since germs can still be contracted from pools, and if you own one, make sure an adequate level of chlorine is present to keep it clean.

Kids like to ride their bikes in the summer, too. Make sure that when they ride their bikes that they know basic bycycle safety rules. Teach them automobile traffic rules so they know what is going on around them.

Make summertime a fun a safe time for your kids.

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