Summer is just around the corner and there is so much fun to be had outside, it is a time of playground fun, swimming, boating, biking, camping and other outdoor activities. Unfortunately, these activities can lead to a higher risk of injuries. In fact, according to the Safe Kids U.S. Summer Ranking Report, summer is known as “trauma season” among U.S. public health and medical professionals because unintentional deaths and serious injuries increase dramatically among children during these months.
It is important that children are being actively supervised when engaging in summertime activities, such as swimming and playing on playgrounds, and that the appropriate safety gear for your child’s activities is being used.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has come out with a couple of lists full of tips about how to keep you are your little ones safe while having fun this summer, you can check them out below.