Spring Safety

3/22/2021

Spring is a wonderful time of year. We get longer days, warmer weather, and blooming flowers. As you get out and enjoy the nicer weather, keep these tips in mind to keep your family safe this spring!


Remember your child’s bike helmet!

Warmer weather means it’s time to get out the bikes! It’s important to wear a helmet any time your child is riding a bike, scooter, or hoverboard to help prevent serious head injuries. Because it has probably been a few months since you have dusted off the bike helmets, it is also a good idea to check the fit of the helmet and look it over for any damage that may affect its ability to protect.


Water safety

Drowning is a leading cause of death in children aged 1 to 4 years old. As you begin to spend more time outdoors, please be aware of ponds, hot tubs, pools and lakes. Remember floatation devices are not a substitute for parental supervision. For more water safety information, check out our helpful article by clicking here.


Sunscreen

The sun is a wonderful source of Vitamin D, and we want to get outside and enjoy it! But here are a few things to remember:

  • The sun’s rays are strongest from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Shade and coverups especially for those under 6 months are a great way to avoid getting a serious sun burn
  • If your child is going to have prolonged exposure to the sun, please apply remember to apply sunscreen
  • Don’t forget to check the expiration date from your previous year’s supply!


Sports

After a long, cold winter it is easy to excitedly jump into spring sports. Remember to ease back into activities slowly over time, especially if your child has been less active due to pandemic safety precautions. A variety of physical activities rather than early specialization will help prevent overuse injuries.

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