Who doesn’t love summertime? The next few months present you and your babies with an endless amount of new, refreshing activities. Whether it is a trip to the beach or a day at the park, it is important to review necessary safety precautions to ensure your little ones have a fun (and safe!) summer.
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Because babies have rather thin skin, they are much more susceptible to sunburn. Enjoy short periods of time in the sun while using at least a 30 SPF. Baby sunglasses, parasols, and hats are also available for extra protection!
Inspects, spiders, and other crawlers. Try and keep away from these critters favorite hang out spots: clover, flowers, standing water, and brushy areas. Take extra precaution and consider covering strollers or carriers with insect netting.
Water safety. Simply never leave your child out of sight or arms’ reach when near water! If you are spending the day on the lake or at the beach, make sure to take certified flotation devices and keep infants who cannot lift their head to a 90 degree out of the water all together.
Bring your babes while running errands. During summer months, temperatures of parked vehicles can double in a matter of 15 minutes. With that said, never leave your children alone in a vehicle- even if the windows are open!
As always, Colgate is here to ensure baby safety in all aspects- not just when it comes to sleep! Don’t hesitate to contact your child’s pediatrician if you have any other safety concerns or questions as we enter the summer months and as always, if you have questions about crib mattress safety, we are here to help!
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