Swimming is probably number one when it comes to summer activities, but according to Powell Pediatrics, there are some things you should know before your kids jump in the pool or lake.
- Never allow your children or teens to swim alone
- Make sure your kids swim in a supervised area
- Never leave your young kids, even if they know how to swim, alone near water
- Young children and people who are inexperienced swimmers must be fitted with life jackets that have been approved by the US Coast Guard
- Get swim lessons for the whole family
- If you have a pool make sure it is secure
- If a child goes missing, check the lake or the pool first
- Have appropriate lifesaving equipment on hand
- Teach everyone how to call 9-1-1
- Take a pool safety, first aid, and water safety class
- Slip Slop SlapLimit your time in the sun between 10 and 4, drink lots of water, and be sure to wear a hat and sunglasses
If you would like more information regarding summer protection for your kids, call or click and schedule an appointment with Powell Pediatrics.