Water and Sun Safety
As it gets warmer, we all head outside to play. It’s a great way to relax, to have some physical activity, and enjoy nature and the fresh air. However, it’s important to be mindful of the ways to protect your child while outside having fun.
Too much sun can not just cause a nasty burn, it can also increase your risk of skin cancer, even if it may not show up until years later. Use these simple tools to prevent problems both now and later:
Sunscreen: Any sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher will work well to protect skin. Remember to reapply every two hours or after being in the water.
*Sunglasses: *Cool shades don’t just make it easier to see in the bright sun, they provide protection for your eyes.
*Shade: *Umbrellas or tree branches, shade is smart protection from the sun and keeps you from overheating.
Correct Clothing: Hats protect your scalp and face. Sleeves also protect when swimming, to provide protection from the sun rays bouncing off the water.
Most people love to splash in the water to cool down, but any body of water has a risk. This summer, if your family plans on swimming, doing water sports, or joining in with other water activities, be careful and take safety precautions with these tips:
- Never swim alone
- Wear a life jacket when boating
- Learn to swim if you don’t know how already
- Keep an eye on the weather
- Don’t run or play roughly near water
- Never dive in shallow water
- Keep an eye on children constantly
Follow these tips so your summertime is enjoyable every moment!