Playing in the great outdoors is a fantastic way for your child
to build strength and endurance, and stay active. Reduce the risk
of injury with these simple steps:
- Look for age-appropriate equipment at playgrounds,
like tot swings, and straight slides for toddlers.
- Check playground equipment for rusted parts and
loose splinters that can pinch a child's skin, and metal equipment
that can heat up quickly in hot weather.
- Supervise kids closely when they're near water.
Never rely on life vests, water wings, floating baby seats, or
swimming lessons alone to keep your child safe.
- Apply sunscreen of at least 30 SPF to your child's
arms, legs, shoulders, neck, face, and ears 30 minutes before going
outside and every 2 hours after.
- Encourage your child to play in the shade between
10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun's rays are the strongest.