As families hit the road or head to the airport for spring break fun, we want to share some safety tips to help make your vacation injury and accident free if you are planning to vacation near water.
Safety in numbers – Children and adults should never swim alone in a pool or at the beach. Parents should provide “touch supervision,” meaning an adult is always within an arm’s reach of a young child in water.
Stay in the zone – At the beach or lake, always swim within the designated swimming area and be aware of posted warnings about rip currents.
Out of the country – If you are traveling to another country, be aware that pools and beaches may not have lifeguards, and pools may have unsafe drain systems.
Car traffic – Some beaches allow cars, so be sure to watch out for traffic and be aware of motorcycles and vehicles in your surroundings.
Sun safety – Babies under six months of age should be kept out of direct sunlight. Sunscreen takes 30 minutes to be effective, so apply it before heading out. The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so limit exposure during those hours.
For more information on these and other tips, visit American Academy of Pediatrics page on spring break safety tips.
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