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Summer Safety Guide: Expert Advice for Fun in the Sun

Jun 07, 2018
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The temperatures are rising and the sun is setting late. It can only mean one thing, summer is FINALLY here.

Our experts are giving you access to a Summer Guide full of tips and articles for a safe and healthy break. From advice on bumps and bruises, to swimming and playground safety and even managing your child’s mental health, we have advice for you and your child to have a safe and fun summer.

Top Safety Tips

Water Safety: These are tips on how to keep your refreshing swim a safe one with some simple water safety guidelines.

Burn Injuries: Grills, bonfires and fire pits can be great family fun. Help prevent burn injuries with this simple safety plan.

Firework Safety: They’re one of the sounds of summer: fireworks. Learn how to enjoy a safe celebration while enjoying the excitement of these noisemakers.

Read all of our Safety & Prevention posts ›

Summer Allergies

Air Quality Alerts: High ozone levels can worsen breathing problems for kids during the summer. We define what an air quality alert is and help you lessen exposure for your child.

Bug Bites and Stings: We break down the difference between a normal reaction and an allergic reaction to a sting or bite.

Poisonous Plants: Learn the difference between poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac and protect your family from an itchy situation.

Read all of our Allergy posts ›

Kids Mental Health

Smart Phone Safety: Cell phones play a major role in children’s lives, even more so during the summer. Here’s how to help keep them safe online. 

How to have a Successful Summer: You don’t need fancy vacations to connect with your child, spending quality time together over the summer can help grow your relationship.

Setting up Your Child for a Successful Summer Camp Experience: Learn about the benefits of summer camp and tips for preparing your child for enrollment.

Read all of our Behavioral Health posts ›

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.