Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer Safety Tips for Kids


Guest post written by my buddy Irene Hodge

Summer is here and your children are out of school and ready to play in the sun! But are you ready? Accidents can happen but there are things you can do to make sure that your kids stay safe. When you leave your children home alone, remember to tell them not to answer the door or the phone unless it's you. Teach them how to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency and make sure you have a home security alarm installed in your house. Recently I found out where to get home security cameras in Michigan. If you are leaving your child alone, they should be old enough to know how to keep safe in the house, but make sure you reinforce what they should do. For the younger kids, they are going to want to spend a lot of time outside playing in the sun and riding their bicycles. Make sure they're always wearing sun block of at least SPF 50. They have even higher SPFs available now, some as high as 100+. That might be best for your children. When they go in the water, make sure you reapply as needed. The easiest time for your child to get a sun burn is when they are wet. When they go out on their bicycles, make sure they are wearing a helmet and any other safety gear they need. Make this summer a safe one!
 

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