12 Summer Safety Tips
When preparing to spend more time outside at the beach, pool, or just grilling in our own backyard, it’s important to keep these 12 Summer Safety Tips in mind:
- Keep at least 1 well stocked first aid kit accessible in the home and car.
- Remember to restock the kit as often as needed
- Keep your Medicine Cabinet well stocked, too. Check out this list of 10 Must Have Items For Every Parent’s Medicine Cabinet.
- Keep the following list of emergency numbers where everyone can access them in a hurry:
911 (in an emergency you’d be surprised what you forget)
Pharmacy (often a Pharmacist can advise you when you’re not sure what to do)
Dehydration and Over Heating
- Make sure everyone stays well hydrated while outdoors, especially children and the elderly
- Don’t wait for children to say they are thirsty, make them drink water (even teens)
- Try and look for shade and limit strenuous activities to before 10 am or after 6 pm
- Seek medical attention immediately for any signs of heat-related illness.
- Teach children to stay away from the grill even when not in use, it can stay hot for hours afterward.
- If you use a gas grill be sure the gas is off when you are finished (we have had this happen more than once)
- Be sure to check that everything has been cooked appropriately. Check inside temperatures when grilling meat, fish, and chicken.
- When picnicking outdoors, be careful not to leave out foods that require refrigeration and/or foods that can quickly spoil.
Be sure to read these other Summer Tips:
What are your best summer safety tips?