Next up in our series on summer safety for children is another tip to make sure you and your loved ones have a safe and healthy summer. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released an extensive list of summer safety tips for 2016. Bicycle safety is a top cause of injury, so they offer detailed advice.
Bicycle safety – Helmets protect your child from serious injury and should be worn at all times, no matter how short the bike ride or how close to home, as many accidents happen on sidewalks and driveways and not just on streets. Wearing a helmet at all times helps kids develop the helmet habit. Parents and caregivers should set the example and wear helmets as well, as children learn by observing them. In addition, do not push your child to ride without training wheels until he or she is ready. Also, do not purchase a bike that is too big for your child to “grow into,” as oversized bikes are especially dangerous.
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