- Learn how to prevent recreational water illnesses to help protect yourself and your kids
- Always supervise your children when in or around water. Drownings are the leading cause of injury death for young children.
- Be sure to follow all regulations and wear properly fitted life jackers every time you partake in recreational boating.
- Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open.
- Schedule outdoor activities in the morning and evening hours to avoid the sun's peak hours.
- Use sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and UVA and UVB protection each time you or your child go outside.
- Seek immediate medical care if your child has systems of a heat-related illness.
- Use an effective insect repellant when playing outdoors.
Happy Fourth of July! Here are some tips to keep in mind this holiday weekend (and throughout summer) to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors.