Everybody loves the summer season - there's no better time to enjoy the outdoors, whether it's by having an afternoon barbecue or going to the beach. However, there are a few health hazards that all kids must be made aware of this sweltering summer season.
The following are five summer health tips for kids to keep in mind:
- Don't leave kids unattended when swimming - Over the last four years, 67 children have drowned in New Jersey alone. Never leave your kids unattended when at a pool or at the beach.
- Teach kids how to swim early - Drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental, injury-related deaths for children under 15. Take the time to teach your children how to swim at an early age to reduce the risk of drowning.
- Drain kiddie pools - Kiddie pools don't hold much water, but very young children can still down in them. Always drain and deflate kiddie pools after you're done using them.
- Don't leave your kids in the car - In 2014, 30 kids in the U.S. died from heart stroke because they were left in a hot car. Don't ever leave your kids in a hot car - even if you're busy unloading groceries, remove your child first.
These are effective summer health tips that will help keep the younger members of your family safe and secure. We encourage you to contact us at Connelly Campion Wright Insurance today for additional safety tips for kids.