Tag "summer safety"

Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks are a fantastic sight, and a part of many families’ summer celebrations. But the reality is that they are also involved in a significant number of injuries to children each year. In fact, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission › Continue Reading

With so many sunscreen products on the market, it can be a challenge to know which one is best for protecting your family’s skin. Here’s what you should look for on the product label when buying sunscreen this summer. 1. › Continue Reading

It’s starting to feel like summer and these warmer days call for a reminder about the danger of vehicle-related heatstroke. The most recent data lists heatstroke as one of the leading causes of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. On average, every › Continue Reading

Corralling my kids long enough to slather the recommended golf ball-sized amount of sunscreen all over their skin is no easy task. Their wriggling and writhing combined with the sunscreen’s greasiness make it messy and challenging. But it’s worth the › Continue Reading

As the weather is finally getting warmer, your kids are probably itching to get outside to play. We know that kids are going to fall, crash, slip and tumble, but there are important things parents can do to ensure that › Continue Reading

It’s pool time again! This time of year is always exciting for kids who are eager to spend time in the water, but it’s also an important time to review pool safety rules for the entire family. Drowning continues to be the second leading › Continue Reading

  Lawn Mowing Safety Tips While the number of lawn mower accidents that happen are relatively small, the severity of the injuries are often catastrophic. The good news is that the majority of them can be prevented with a few › Continue Reading

In these dog days of summer, you’ve probably been spending plenty of time at the pool. Keep on swimming with the kids — it’s great exercise for them and you. To make sure it stays fun for everyone, take a quick › Continue Reading

  Summer is filled with opportunities for good, old fashioned fun. For every adventure awaiting your daughter or son in the great outdoors, there are important safety measures for parents to keep in mind. While it’s impossible to child-proof every › Continue Reading

Growing up you may have heard the saying, “leaves of three, let them be.” It’s an easy way to remember how to recognize poison ivy or oak plants – and it’s an important thing to teach kids as they’re exploring › Continue Reading

Summertime bug bites are no picnic, but some insects—namely the bedbug—don’t care what time of year it is. Bedbug bites are often mistaken for bites made by other pests, like the mosquito. Both are vampire insects – feeding off human › Continue Reading

There is at least one thing that parents don’t want to bring home from the swimming pool this summer: shigellosis. It’s caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. Most people infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps › Continue Reading