This post is sponsored by Children’s Mercy as part of the #CHMMoms panel. All opinions are my own.
Last summer we had our very first broken bone in our home and we aren’t in a hurry to relive that. We also visited urgent care a few times. This year I might be a little more cautious so here are a few summer safety tips for kids.
Always Wear Protective Gear
If organized sports are apart of your summer, make sure your kids have the proper gear for that sport. Accidents during sports are no joke. Children’s Mercy has an excellent, state-of-the-art Blue Valley Sports Medicine Clinic, should you need those services.
Get out the Sunblock
Implement a No Running Rule
Running outside is great for kids, and that is a fact, but running near water, on wet pavement, or on rough terrain can be a tragedy waiting to happen. Allow kids to run in areas padded in grass, sand, or rubber, but implement a no running rule on pavement, rocks, or rough terrains. Plus, having your children wear shoes, sandals or some kind of footwear will protect against stubbed toes.
Carry a First Aid Kit
Regardless of how many rules you implement or how good you watch your kids; they are bound to get a scrape or bump at some point. Make sure you carry a first aid kit with you wherever you go. Keep Band-Aids, alcohol swabs, and antibiotic ointment on hand.
Remind your Kids of Stranger Danger
One of the scariest things about our world, today is that you never really know what a person is capable of. There are many people out there that take joy in hurting other people. Remind your kids about stranger danger and how to prevent bad things from happening by being cautious.
Keep Your Kids Hydrated
Have Kids Check in Often
If your kids are old enough to ride their bike around the block or go to the park on their own, make sure to have a check-in schedule. This helps you keep them safe from the heat, from other people, and from getting into trouble. Have kids check-in every 45 minutes to an hour.
School is out for summer, and kids are looking forward to having fun. Keep them safe this summer by keeping these safety tips for kids in mind. I know you can’t keep your kids in a protective bubble, but it is possible to take steps to help them be safe in their activities.
What other tips do you have for keeping kids safe this summer? Share some tips in the comments section below!