A Day at the Beach: Family Safety
It's officially summer now! That means lots of time at the beach, sitting poolside and engaging in other activities that involve being outdoors and around water. These activities require a little extra planning, as well as a little extra caution. We've gathered up some tips about water and sun safety, to keep you and your family happy and healthy all summer long.
The following tip sheets about water safety are from the Red Cross:
Home Pool Safety
For another spin on water safety, try this from the Centers for Disease Control:
Pool and Hot Tub Safety
Hot Tub Safety for Kids by Global Children's Fund
Be Safe in the Sun from the American Cancer Society
Sun Safety: Save Your Skin U.S. Food and Drug Association
Sun Safety Kids Health
Safety Products We Love
Keeping kids safe is job number one for parents. Following are some of our favorite picks!
Life jackets are imperative when you are around water with youngsters. Be sure to always check the weight limit. If boating, be sure to get the proper type approved safety gear. This Swimways Life Jacket has a fun fin on the back that doubles as a swimming aid.
This fun little book will help kids understand and participate in skin safety precautions while in the sun. Who knew? Max and Mila at the Beach.
Big enough for the whole family! 82 wide x 50 deep and has 45 SPF in the tent material. Closes entirely for privacy for changing, if needed. That’s a great bonus! You'll be happy to have this on a scorching hot or windy day at the beach. A great value.
This 100% certified natural, 94% certified organic sunscreen will protect the skin of all the "littles" in your life. Be sure to follow package directions and reapply as indicated.
Keep biting horse flies and mosquitoes at bay! Those can run a day at the beach. No longer, with Badger Natural Bug Balm.
Be safe out there!