On hot summer days, parents and children often don’t think about how cold the water is. They feel strong heat from the sun and can’t imagine the water is cold enough to be dangerous. Children may not seem to notice as they’re happily playing, but that doesn’t mean they’re not feeling the cold. Water in […]
Heatstroke and heat exhaustion are two potential life-threatening conditions that can affect you and your family members during the hot days of summer. Both these illnesses are preventable, therefore it is important to be able to identify the warning signs and symptoms and take immediate action. The difference: Heat exhaustion is when your body starts […]
Ever heard of dry drowning and secondary drowning? Most people haven’t, but they’re just as scary as they sound. It’s important to learn how to recognize them and act when they happen! A child can seem fine after getting out of a pool or body of water, and you probably assume that once your child […]
While the usual idea of camping is by the mountain or lakeside, it really doesn’t have to be miles from home. There’s a closer, and definitely more inexpensive location: your own backyard! There are plenty of benefits to having a getaway just seconds from home. In fact, it could be used as a learning experience […]
Although swimming pools are fun, they can be potential hazards for children. With summer finally here, you want to be focused on enjoying your backyard pool, not worrying about safety hazards. Follow these steps to keep the pool safe and fun for kids.