Good Afternoon Howell!
The first day of summer is quickly approaching and I wanted to share some Summer Time Safety tips to keep everyone in the family happy and healthy. Here are my favorites from the AAP's (American Academy of Pediatrics) long list of Sun andWater Safety Tips:
1.) Peak sun hours are between 10:00am and 4:00pm, if you have small children make sure they are well protected in shaded areas.
2.) Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, especially after swimming or sweating!
3.) UVA and UVB rays can harm you even when it's cloudy out, so always wear SPF 15 or higher when you go outside.
4.) When active in the heat for longer than 1 hour kids need to take a break every 20 minutes to either drink water or a sports beverage.
5.) Share pool safety instructions with friends, family, and neighbors in the event you are not home to enforce them.
6.) Teenager and adults should be educated of the consequences and dangers of operating a boat under the influence of alcohol, drugs, and prescription medications.
7.) Always have a swim buddy! Even good swimmers need help sometimes.
8.) Teach children about rip currents and what to do should they be caught in one.
9.) Never allow a child to swim in the ocean without a lifeguard present.
10.) Use extra caution near water and sand since UV rays can reflect and cause sunburn faster.
For a full list of Tips check out their website here and learn about firework, bug, and boat safety just to name a few. Take care Howell and have a great rest of the week!