Summer Safety Tips

Summer is right around the corner and we all know how hot a Carolina Summer can be! We wanted to take a moment to go over a few Summer safety tips to keep you and your kids safe this Summer.

Hydrate!

This is the most important thing that all of us need to remember this summer. STAY HYDRATED! During these hot Summer months our bodies lose more water so we all have to remember to drink more. Keep a bottle with you while on the go and if doing more strenuous activities it is advised to hydrate every 20 minutes. This is both the easiest and most forgotten safety tip every year.

Sunscreen!

Your skin is your biggest organ. So protecting it is pretty important. All we can say is DON’T FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN! Be sure to apply sunscreen before any of your outdoor activities. As a rule of thumb you should re-apply every two hours but especially after swimming or heavy sweating. For more information and FAQs visit the American Academy of Dermatology.

Water Safety!

What better way to beat the heat then to take a trip to the pool, beach, lake, or spray ground? While these are the perfect way to cool off, please remember to always take the proper precautions. The first thing to do when visiting a pool, beach, lake, or spray ground is to know the rules. Be sure to get the answers to questions like:

Is there a lifeguard on duty?

What are the varying heights of the pool?

Are their age limits for certain areas in the pool or spray ground?

When is high and low tide?

Is there a designated area only for swimming?

Knowing the rules first will help make your trip a safe one. For more water safety tips visit the National Safety Council.

Bug and Insect Safety!

We all know that along with the Summer heat you can also guarantee the summer bugs and insects. Protecting yourself from bugs and insects this summer can help you prevent a number of things like West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease, and bee stings. When partaking in your favorite outdoor activities always remember to bring protection and be aware of how to avoid Summer pests. Bug spray is of course the most obvious prevention from insects like mosquitoes but also avoiding places with standing water is also a great way to keep the bugs away.

While in places where ticks are more prevalent be sure to wear a hat or handkerchief on your head, as much coverage on your skin as possible, and of course check yourself and get someone to help check you as well. For reviews on different insect repellents visit Wirecutter.

The Summer can be one of the most enjoyable seasons of the year but can very quickly become one of the most dangerous. Taking the proper precautions will help ensure that Summer 2019 is the best (and safest) one yet!

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