Although the summer waves are about to disappear, there is the need for Moms and Moms-to-be to endeavor to keep their babies extremely safe from heat strokes and other attendant heat related diseases. The articles below and some of the images demonstrates how to avoid the spills and keep your children safe. These precautions are enumerated item by item below. Enjoy :
1, Make sure your kid has a bicycle helmet that fits and meets safety standards:
Also, any helmet you buy should have a sticker on it that says it meets standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
2, Get your kids into the habit of putting on sunscreen every time they go outside
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, even one blistering sunburn during childhood will double your kids’ chances of developing melanoma, so make sure they put on sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) at least 15 minutes before heading outdoors.
Also, if you’re not comfortable using chemical based sunscreens you can use a natural, mineral based sunscreen. Find a good list of ones for kids
3. Encourage your kids to rock a hat and sunglasses :
These will not only protect your kids’ skin from harmful UV rays, but their eyes, too, which is important because kids are more susceptible to retinal damage than adults.
4. Be a stickler about pool safety:
It’s smart to review safety rules (like “no running”) before every swim, especially with younger kids. A great time for this is when sunscreen is being applied.
It’s also important to remember that you’re your kid’s best defense against anything happening in the pool, so always supervise them without distractions, learn CPR for kids if you haven’t already, and acquaint yourself with the dangers of secondary drowning.
5, Emphasize to your kids the importance of always wearing a helmet with the strap properly fastened:
6, Eat picnic food promptly to avoid food poisoning:
Everybody loves a picnic in the summer, but food that contains mayonnaise, milk, eggs, meat, poultry or seafood shouldn’t be eaten if they’ve been kept at room temperature for more than an hour or two. If you’re picnicking outside in the heat, you should eat them even quicker.