The kids are out of school, the summer sun is beating down and the pool is open! That’s right, it’s summer vacation! But with all the wonderful memory making moments that come with those magical three months also come many dangers. As much as we like to pretend we remember all those very important summer safety tips, the truth is most of need a reminder. Plus this summer, as with every summer, there is always a fresh crop of mommies and daddies experiencing their very first summer with little ones.
So here is your basic summer safety refresher course from Life360. These are just a few of the major safety tips you should keep in mind as you begin summer vacation. Be sure to click on the links for even more rules on summer safety on the Life360 blog.
- Protect Your Family from the Sun – Did you know that 80 percent of a person’s lifetime sun exposure is acquired before age 18? That means the job you do of protecting your child from the sun will have a direct effect on their chances of getting skin cancer later in life. Wear sunscreen (SPF 50) and wear a hat. There is no cancer as easy to prevent as skin cancer yet it remains the most common form of cancer in the United States. Just remember “Slip, Slop, Slap, and wrap.” First, slip on some protective clothing. Secondly wear sunscreen. Next, slap on a hat. Finally, wrap on some sunglasses! For more sun safety tips visit here.
- Protect Your Family in The Water – Did you know that fatal drownings remain the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years? Yep. So, make sure your child knows how to swim as soon as he or she is old enough. And even more importantly, no matter how good of a swimmer your child is, watch them closely! Whether it’s the lake, the beach or the pool. Keep your eyes on your kids! For more water safety tips visit here.
- Protect Your Family From Nature – When swimming, hiking, boating or anything outside make sure you’re protected with bug spray. And don’t forget to have extra water and a first aid kit when spending time in the great outdoors this summer. For more outdoor safety tips visit here.
- Protect Your Kids From Danger – With the summer comes trips to the fair and other amusement parks. There is no better time to go over things like stranger danger tips with the kids. When going out to an amusement park (or other crowed place) follow the tips listed here. Of course, don’t forget to make sure your Life360 app is up to date and ready to go as well!
What summer safety tips would you add?