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Published On: Fri, Aug 16th, 2019

How To Keep Your Family Members Safe This Summer

Summertime is one of the best times of the year because the weather is nice and the kids are home from school. This allows you to spend more time outdoors with your family members participating in fun activities. 

What’s most important, is that you’re all having fun and staying safe no matter where you are or what you’re doing this summer. Here are a few tips that are going to help ensure this is a reality in your household and that you don’t have any major incidents to worry about. 

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Wear Seatbelts

During the summer, you may have plans to take a road trip to someplace fun and exciting. Make sure you and your family members are safe when you’re running around in your car by always wearing your seatbelts. If you should get into an accident, then be sure to contact an accident attorney San Diego for further assistance and advice on how to proceed. 

Use Sunscreen & Bug Spray

You’re all going to be outside more often in the summer when the weather is warm and sunny. This includes both in the daytime when you’re playing outdoors and in the evening hours sitting around the campfire. You can keep your family members safe this summer by applying generous amounts of sunscreen and bug spray to your skin when you’re out and about. Hopefully, this will mean fewer visits to the doctor to treat sunburns and bug bites. 

Know Their Location

Summertime means your kids are going to be running around with their friends. Keep them safe this season by knowing their exact location and who they’re with at all times. This way you can monitor what it is they’re doing and who they’re doing it with so you can try to prevent any mishaps. Keep tabs on them, and you’ll find your summer goes a lot smoother and you won’t spend all your time worrying about their health and safety.

photo D. Sharon Pruitt from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, USAa

Stay Safe at the Pool

Summer is also a good opportunity to go to the pool to cool off and splash around. You can keep your family members safe by making sure there’s a lifeguard on duty, or it will be the adults responsibility to always keep an eye on the kids as they swim. In addition, apply a lot of sunscreen and remind your kids to walk instead of run around the pool area.

Drink lots of Water

Finally, it’s extremely important that you and your family members stay hydrated in the summer. The temperatures can reach high degrees and get very uncomfortable as the season goes on. You may be tempted to grab sugary drinks but be careful because they may dehydrate you. Instead, opt to drink a lot of water whenever you’re thirsty. You can also mix it up by adding different fruits and vegetables to your water for a unique and tasty flavor.

Author: Carol Trehearn

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