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Summer Safety Tips

3 Summer Safety Tips

Keeping your kids safe is your number one priority. It is also probably your number one worry. Having to consider every possible scenario and weigh all the possible outcomes, however horrible, can cause an undue amount of stress. To cope, you have probably learned to let go of some worries. You can’t be there all the time, and you have to trust that they will make good decisions and keep themselves safe. But it is still a good idea to be knowledgeable about some summer safety tips to help prevent injury or illness this summer. Keep reading to learn more.

Summer Safety Tip: Sun Protection

Summer Safety tips

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One of the most important summer safety tips for kids is one of the easiest to address. The sun is the source of summer fun, but it can also leave a nasty burn if it is not respected. Start off teaching your child about the danger of staying in the sun too long. While it is not necessary to scare them with the details of skin cancer and sun stroke, keeping them aware of the potential danger of both heat and sun is vital.

In addition to sunscreen, have your little one wear a hat, especially if the set off into unknown territory in the middle of the day. It’s important to make sun safety awareness fun for them. Before the summer months, get your child excited about buying a new hat and let them pick one out. This will make it more likely that they will wear it during the long summer days.

Summer Safety Tip: Water and Dehydration                                                                                    

Dehydration can sneak up on anyone, especially children. When you are busy romping through the backyard chasing down adventure, sometimes you forget to drink enough. Make sure that your child is drinking enough water during the hot summer months. Most experts recommend that children from 5 to 8 years of age consume at least 5 cups of water a day to maintain hydration. And if they are active, they will need more.

It is also a good idea to watch out for the signs of dehydration. You can find some more info on dehydration and what to do about it here.

Summer Safety Tip: Swimming Safety

Summer time is pool time! Or maybe where you live its beach time! Either way, its important that you child understand the basics of water safety.

Make sure they understand the danger of diving into shallow water, running on wet surfaces and roughhousing in and around the pool.

Always make sure that there is adult supervision in any situation where there are children in the water.

Revisiting sun safety, make sure that you reapply sunscreen to your child. Even if the bottle says it is water proof, it is a good idea to add an extra layer every two hours or so.

Summer Safety at Noah’s Ark Reno 

Noah’s Ark Reno is devoted to the safety of all our children no matter the season. But when it comes to summer, our summer program staff are well trained in the common causes of summer injuries and heat related issues. They are trained in administering first aid and to recognize the symptoms of dehydration and heat stroke. Summer Safety is our top priority at Noah’s Ark Reno. If you are looking for a fun and safe childcare summer program for your child this summer, come check out Noah’s Ark Reno school age summer program and contact us today!