39 Summer Safety Tips

FUN IN THE SUN

BOAT SAFETY

  • Your children should wear life jackets at all times when on boats or near bodies of water.
  • Teach your child how to put on her own life jacket.
  • Make sure the life jacket is the right size for your child. The jacket should not be loose. It should always be worn as instructed with all straps belted.
  • Blow-up water wings, toys, rafts and air mattresses should never be used as life jackets or life preservers. They are not safe.
  • Adults should wear life jackets for their own protection and to set a good example.

 

PLAYGROUND SAFETY

  • Carefully maintain all equipment.
  • Swings should be made of soft materials such as rubber, plastic or canvas.
  • Make sure children cannot reach any moving parts that might pinch or trap any body part.
  • Make sure metal slides are cool to prevent children's legs from getting burned.
  • Parents should never purchase a home trampoline or allow children to use home trampolines.
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