Seasonal Information – Sun and Water Safety
Warm weather is in full swing, and that means plenty of sun, swimming
and fun outdoors. Although summer is likely your child’s favorite time
of year, it can also be the most dangerous. According to the The
National Safe Kids Campaign, 40 percent of all injury-related emergency
room visits occur during the months of May, June, July and August. As
many as 90 percent of those injuries are avoidable. Take preventive
measures to keep your child safe this summer with these tips for sun and
- Never leave your child unattended in or
around water. Children can drown in as
little as two inches of water, so
supervision is imperative even in “kiddie
- Place a floatation jacket on your
children at all times while swimming,
boating or playing near the water.
- If you have a home swimming pool, keep
it enclosed with a fence with a
- Do not allow your children to run near
or around swimming pools.
- Learn CPR – it can save a life.
- Always apply sunscreen to your children
before they play or swim outdoors. Follow
the directions for application, and reapply
as necessary or as directed.
- Give your children plenty of water. The
sun can cause dehydration quickly, so making
sure your child is well-hydrated could
prevent an emergency room visit.
- Never, ever leave your child alone in a
parked car – even for just a minute or two.
Every year, children die from heat stroke
sustained in a hot vehicle.
If you live
in or around Macon, call our
offices or fill out an online appointment request form to schedule an
appointment with us. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions
that you may have and look forward to serving you and your family.
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