5 Top Summer Safety Tips

CHOC summer safetySummer is in full swing. Have a fun and safe season with these summer smarts!

1. Always supervise children while in or near water, even a shallow wading pool or the tub. Check with local hospitals and the American Red Cross for a CPR class near you. Drowning is preventable.

2. Never leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. No exceptions.

3. Limit sun exposure during peak hours – between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Don’t forget the sunscreen.

4. Keep hydrated. Remind your little ones to drink plenty of water throughout the day, and to not wait until they’re thirsty.

5. Check for hidden hazards at the playground. Look carefully for razor blades, broken glass or insects. Teach kids to identify and avoid plants like poison ivy.

 

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