Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Today is Little Henry’s birthday.  His daddy gave him a skateboard and as a side bonus, gave me a heart attack.  The worry center in my mom brain took over and I began picturing any number of scenarios that led to the emergency room.  Of course, probably the most likely scenario is that my son will have fun with his skateboard, skin a knee or two, and decides he wants to do something much more dangerous fun.

Happy Birthday, Skater Boy!

Happy Birthday, Skater Boy!

Kids should enjoy their summer activities – and they can do it while staying safe too.  Here are some:

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Swimming

  1. Keep watch over kids in water.  Don’t assume someone else is.
  2. If your kids can’t swim yet, have them wear floating devices.
  3. Teach your kids how to swim.
  4. Wear sunscreen to protect against ultraviolet rays.

Sports

Little Henry - badass on a bike

Little Henry – badass on a bike

  1. Helmets are your friends!
  2. Learn what to do if a concussion occurs.   Here are Symptoms and Signs of a Concussion from the Mayo Clinic.
  3. Stay hydrated.  I’ve typically read that adult should drink 8 glasses of water a day – but how much should kids drink?  According to MiniWebTool’s drinking calculator ( Source:  How Much Water to Drink A Day?)
  • 1-3 years children – 4 cups as total beverages, including drinking water
  • 4-8 years children – 5 cups
  • 9-13 years boys – 8 cups
  • 14-18 years boys – 11 cups
  • 9-13 years girls – 7 cups
  • 14-18 years girls – 8 cups

Stay safe and have fun!  What fun activities are you doing this summer?

Lisa ;)

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