|It can be hard to feel like celebrating with everything going on in the world, but sometimes a dose of sunshine and the ocean can help. If you plan to be out and about this weekend, here are some tips to keep your family safe.
Don’t forget, social distancing is still an effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so avoid big crowds.
If you go to the beach or the pool, use sunscreen liberally and reapply every two hours. Minimum SPF of 30. Also use clothing barriers like a big, floppy hat, long sleeve rash guards, and don’t forget sunglasses. Eyeballs can get sunburnt too!
In the water, your child should never be more than an arm’s length away from you. You should never be distracted when your child is in the water, so keep your focus on him, and don’t depend on flotation devices to keep him safe.
For fireworks, of course they’re best admired from afar. If you plan on fireworks at home, make sure your kids stay a safe distance away. Try to give her glowsticks instead of sparklers that can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly (>1000 degrees Fahrenheit!!!).
For interesting ingestions, please remember that you can call Poison Control anytime at 1-800-222-1222 if you’re concerned your little one swallowed something inedible or unsafe. They can help you even if you don’t quite know what he took a bite of.