Summer is fun, but it can also present some health risks, especially for children. Here are some safety tips to help make your child's summer a safe one.
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Bike safety. Kids Health—Nemours Foundation website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/bike-safety.html. Updated February 2014. Accessed August 14, 2017.
Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, American Academy of Pediatrics, Briskin S, LaBotz M. Trampoline safety in childhood and adolescence. Pediatrics. 2012;130(4):774-779.
How to remove a tick. Tick Encounter website. Available at: http://www.tickencounter.org/prevention/how_to_remove_a_tick_video. Accessed August 14, 2017.
Sun-protective hats and clothing. Sun Safety for Kids website. Available at: http://www.sunsafetyforkids.org/sunprotection/hats. Accessed August 14, 2017.
Sunscreen FAQs. American Academy of Dermatology website. Available at: https://www.aad.org/media/stats/prevention-and-care/sunscreen-faqs. Accessed August 14, 2017.
Trampoline safety alert. US Consumer Product Safety Commission website. Available at: https://www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/137868/085%20Trampoline%20Safety.pdf. Accessed August 14, 2017.
Trampolines and trampoline safety. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: https://www.aaos.org/uploadedFiles/PreProduction/About/Opinion_Statements/position/1135%20-%20Trampolines%20and%20Trampoline%20Safety.pdf. Accessed August 14, 2017.
Trampolines: What you need to know. Healthy Children—American Academy of Pediatrics website. Available at: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-play/Pages/Trampolines-What-You-Need-to-Know.aspx. Updated June 24, 2017. Accessed August 14, 2017.
Water safety. Kids Health—Nemours Foundation website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/water-safety.html. Updated June 2014. Accessed August 14, 2017.
5/28/2010 DynaMed Plus Systematic Literature Surveillance: Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. Prevention of drowning. Pediatrics. 2010;126(1):178-185.
Last reviewed August 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
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