6/21/17

Park And Playground Safety Tips For Moms And Dads


By on 6/21/2017 05:38:00 AM

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Summer is here and that means that you and your kids are going to be spending a lot of time at the local parks. The reason for this is parks are cheap, parks are convenient and, well, no parent has ever come across a park or playground that their kid doesn’t love. It is just a really great way to get out of the house and let your kids run around and burn off some steam and use their imaginations and all sorts.

However, if there is one thing we know about kids, it’s that they play hard when it comes to playgrounds. They also completely forget about all of life's concerns, and rightly so. That’s why it is so important that you know the dangers and know how to keep your kids safe while they are enjoying themselves.

Always Wear Sunscreen.  The summer is here and that means the sun is at its hottest, so always make sure that your kids are wearing plenty of sunscreen and try and make sure you apply it at least fifteen minutes before you leave the house. You want it to really soak into their skin. Also, it is work making sure it is the right sunscreen for your kids skin type. Nothing ruins a day at the park like sunburn or sunstroke does.

Wear Proper Shoes.  Having the right playground clothing is all important, especially the footwear. Open toed shoes and sandals become our kids go to footwear when the sun starts to shine. They live in them for obvious reasons. But these aren’t exactly ideal when it comes to being safe. Wood chips get into them, they slip while climbing, stinging nettles and broken glass, all sorts of things can go wrong when the wrong shoes aren’t worn. So stick to sneakers if you can
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Teach Children about Approaching Dogs.  Most parks allow dogs, especially in cities and towns because where else are their owners going to walk them? Now we love dogs, but that doesn’t deter from the fact each dog is different. So make sure your child knows how to approach a dog, and always make sure it is okay with the owner first. A bite from a dog is horrendous and rare, but it still happens. If it does happen to your child, seek medical attention and, if necessary, then speak to Hupy and Abraham about actions you can take. Of course, your best move is to educate your child on why you should run up to a dog you don’t know. 

Plan Water And Snacks.  It’s hot. Some days it is super hot. Which is why you need to make sure your children stay properly stay hydrated, and the best way to do this is to take plenty of water to the park or playground with you. Kids run around non-stop and bounce about endlessly, so make sure they drink at regular intervals. As for the snacks, kids get really cranky when they are hungry, so it is best to have something on hand, you know, just in case. The last thing you want is for them to get injured because their mind is elsewhere due to the heat or their mood. Trust us on that one.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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