Before kids head back to school this August, they will probably be spending
lots of time playing outdoors and enjoying fun in the sun. To be sure that
your child is safe during outdoor summer activities, you should share some seasonal safety
rules that can reduce accidents and injuries all summer long. Below, you’ll
see some simple tips to share with your child as he or she enjoys the
long days of summer.
Always Wear a Helmet While Riding a Bike
Your child may be spending lots of time on his or her bike this summer,
and it is important that he or she knows to always wear a helmet, even
when riding just down the street. When you purchase a helmet for your
child, you should check that it is well-fitted and designed specifically
for bike riding.
Never Swim Unsupervised
heat of the summer, swimming is an alluring way to spend the day, but children should never
be left to swim alone. If you have a pool at home, make sure that you
have several safety measures in place to keep kids out of the water when
adults aren’t around. You’ll also want to be sure that your
child knows that swimming is not allowed unless an adult is around to
Keep Skin Covered with Sunscreen and Protective Clothing
Sunburns can happen with clear skies and on cloudy days, so your child
should always put on sunscreen as part of his or her routine. Protective
clothing, hats, and sunglasses are also essentials for sun protection.
Alert an Adult of Insect Bites
Insect bites and stings can not only be irritating, but they may also
pose a risk for a number of illnesses or allergic reactions. You will
want to teach your child to avoid insect nests and infested areas and
to alert you or another trustworthy adult if stings or bites occur.
For urgent care, back-to-school checkups, and sports physicals that will
keep your child healthy this summer, you can count on Lee’s Summit Physicians, Blue Springs Pediatrics,
and Raintree Pediatrics for excellent care in your community. You can
reach our offices by calling (816) 524-5600 in Lee’s Summit, (816)
554-6520 in Blue Springs, or (816) 525-4700 in Raintree.