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Little steps can add up to big impact. Taking a few minutes every week to think about safety is a habit worth creating.
It might seem simple, but getting enough to drink can make a huge difference in the health of your child, especially in the long, hot days of summer. Drinking plenty of water helps prevent muscle cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. Also, kids can’t handle heat as well as adults can, so it’s really important that kids drink water before, during, and after sports and recreational play. Click here for a handy infographic from Safe Kids Worldwide showing you how much your child should be drinking.
You need it if you are going outside, and everyone else in your family does too. This handy flyer shows you exactly what to look for on a bottle, how much sunscreen you need to use, and why you need to use it.
Another reason to put sunscreen on your list: sunscreen expires after 3 years or so. If you are like a lot of people, you have some old bottles sitting around. It may be a good idea to start fresh.
Before the snow starts falling and the kids pull out the sled, make sure everything is in good working order. Do the ski bindings need to be adjusted? Does the snowboarding helmet still fit? Have your kids outgrown their skates?
To get started, check out ways to properly fit all kinds of winter sports helmets here. And this article from KidsHealth.org lets you choose your winter sport and learn safe ways to participate in it.