Summer Safety Tips

Kids can't wait for summer. However, along with school vacation, warm weather and outdoor sports comes an extra dose of responsibility for parents. As the temperature rises, so does the risk of illnesses and injuries from swimming and other outdoor play.

Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14 in the U.S, but summer shouldn’t be a scary time, or a time spent in the hospital. By taking a few extra measures, parents can make sure that more time is spent poolside than bedside this summer.

Need ideas for getting your kids active this summer? Visit Strong4Life.com for ways to add movement to your day.

 

Swimming      Playground fun      Playing on the Beach 
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Treatment at Children's

Call 9-1-1 right away if your child's illness or injury is life-threatening. Visit one of the Children’s Urgent Care Centers or a Children’s Emergency Department if your child needs urgent care.