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Summer Safety Resources

May 29, 2009

You know the deal…There are unlimited links and sites out there with summer safety tips.  Following is a short list of some I found worth a visit:

http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/summertips.cfm

Some great info from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Skip past the first part (basics of sun care; I covered it in a much more entertaining fashion in my Sun Savvy post and related Links).  Read from “Heat Stress in Exercising Children” down for a ton of practical safety tips on everything from lawn mowing to bicycles.  For instance, you’re not supposed to buy a bike big enough for your child to “grow into.”  Who knew?  Shoes, clothes…why not bikes?  Read and ye shall be enlightened!

http://life.familyeducation.com/summer/safety/33585.html

Love this one – it will keep you busy for awhile.  Each section has an impressive number of articles.  Especially informative are the “Outside,” “Sports and Activities,” and “Traveling” sections.

 http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/welcome/summer.html

Skip “Products for Summer Fun and Safety” (basically ads for sunblock, bug spray and a rather unattractive Scooby Doo swimsuit).  Most of the rest of the links have helpful information, though, and if you want an opportunity to exercise your brain without any MENSA-level questions (personally that’s a big “thanks but no thanks” for me) click on the Summer Safety Quiz at the bottom of the page.

http://parentingmethods.suite101.com/article.cfm/summer_safety

An interesting twist on the idea of summer safety, including a reminder that summer vacations can be great family bonding time with everyone reaping the benefits of fond memories and a tight-knit clan for years to come.

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