Summer is all about fun, family, friends and hopefully some sunshine. But it’s also a time when sunburn and accidents are all too common. Here’s how to help keep your children safe while you’re making the most of the summer months.
Children are often travelling with different family or friends so it’s important their car seats travel with them.
Keep children within arm’s reach whenever you are at the beach, down by the river or at a pool - if you can’t grab them you can’t save them.
At big family gatherings, people often put someone in charge of watching children swimming or playing the the water and this is a really good idea.
While you’re outside, remember the slip, slap, slop and wrap message. Slip into some shade and some cool cover-up clothes, slop on the sunscreen, slap on a hat and don’t forget the sunglasses.
Burns aren’t just caused by the sun. Watch out for the children while you are barbecuing or enjoying a bonfire.
If you have lots of visitors staying make sure everyone knows how to escape if there is a fire or other emergency. Also check your smoke alarms are working.
Always know where the kids are before getting in the car.