|Summer time is now here. For most children, this means more outdoor activities (swimming, camping, bike riding, etc
) and with the 4th of July celebration, fireworks. For all parents, this means being extra vigilant to keep your child safe and healthy. Here are some tips to keep your child safe this summer.
Products for Summer Fun and Safety
Featured products for summer safety and fun, including DEET-free insect repellents, scooby doo swim trunks, disposable swimpants, swimmer's ear prevention drops, and other suncare products and insect repellents.
Healthy Swimming behaviors are needed to protect you and your kids from recreational water illnesses, like diarrhea, and will help stop germs from getting in the pool in the first place.
Surviving Summer Boredom
Learn 5 easy tips to help parents' combat summer boredom and help kids develop the internal resources that are important for developing creative, resource and time management skills.
Learn why you should use a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket or personal floatation device, instead of a simple swim suit or arm floaties, to keep your kids safe when swimming.
Eczema in the Summer
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is sometimes worse in the summer, when kids are swimming and sweating. Learn to keep your child's eczema under control during the summertime.
Water Safety tips to prevent drownings in your children and promote water safety when swimming around pools and spas.
Sun Block Mistakes
Learn to avoid common mistakes that parents make when using sun block to help you avoid painful sunburns.
Insect repellents can protect your children from insects that commonly bite children, including mosquitoes, gnats, chiggers, etc. Safe and effective insect repellents include those with deet, citronella and soybean oil. Learn to keep your children safe from insect bites.
In addition to not always recognizing chigger bites, parents sometimes have misconceptions about the best way to treat them. Learn how to avoid and treat chigger bites on your kids.
Summer Camps and Summer Vacation
A summer camp, whether it is a local day camp or an overnight sleep away camp, can be a great way to keep your kids occupied over the summer. But instead of overscheduling your kids with camps all summer, be sure to allow some time for free play.
Backyard Pool Safety
Backyard Pool Safety tips to prevent drownings in your children and promote water safety when swimming around pools and spas, plus info on diving safety.
Sun Screens to Prevent Sun Damage
Sun screens can help to protect your child from damage from sun exposure and reduce the risk of skin cancer. Learn to pick a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher and which offers UVA and UVB protection, plus other tips to keep your kids safe in the sun.
Summertime Food Safety
Foodborne illness and food poisoning do increase in the summer months, when the weather is warmer, allowing bacteria to grow faster, and more people are having picnics, barbecues and camping trips. Learn food safety tips to keep your children safe this summertime.
As you slather on sunscreen to protect your skin this summer, don't forget sunglasses to protect your eyes. The same harmful rays that damage skin can also increase your risk of developing eye problems, such as cataracts--a clouding of the eye's lens that develops over years.
Summer Safety Quiz
A quiz to test your knowledge of summer safety, including using sunscreen and insect repellents safely, and learning about water and fireworks safety.