Summer vacation is here and the kids in Colorado are free for a few months. That also means pool parties, fireworks, family vacations, and accidents. Medical experts remind us that during June, July, and August, there is a dramatic increase in children’s injuries. Many of these injuries may be covered by your homeowner’s insurance.
However, a little bit of prevention will go a long way to making sure your child has a safe and fun summer.
If you are planning a vacation, be sure your child has proper ID. Many states now require every child to have some form of identification.
More than one in five drowning victims are children 14-years-old and younger, and most of these incidents happen when a child falls into a pool or is left alone in the bathtub.
- Make sure your child stays away from suction drains in pools.
- Wearing a life vest is always a good idea when on a river or lake.
- Make sure pools are always under the supervision of an adult.
- Home swimming pools should be fully enclosed and securely gated.
Heat and Sun
- Keep children well hydrated.
- Wear light weight clothes.
- Hats are good for younger children.
- Be sure to have sun screen on children at all times.
- Check to make sure that the surfaces under playground equipment are safe, soft, and well-maintained.
- Avoid areas where insects nest or congregate, such as stagnant pools of water, uncovered foods, and gardens where flowers are in bloom.
- Use insect repellents containing DEET.
- A helmet protects your child from serious injury, and should always be worn.
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