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Keeping Kids Healthy Over the Summer Months

Keeping Kids Healthy Over the Summer Months

Advice for a Safe and Fun Summer

Summer is a time of fun, adventure, and exploration for children. However, as the temperatures rise, so does the risk of certain injuries. As parents, we want to ensure our children enjoy their summer break while also staying safe and healthy. That’s why we’re discussing some common summertime injuries that children may encounter and providing tips on how to prevent them.

For more information about keeping kids healthy over the summer months, schedule a consultation with a team member today! Give us a call at 419-592-1071.

Common Summertime Injuries in Children

Some of the most common summer injuries include bicycle accidents, playground mishaps, trampoline incidents, water-related injuries, and overuse injuries from sports or activities. Sunburns and heat strokes are also prevalent and can lead to severe health complications if not addressed promptly. Fortunately, you can keep your kids safe from these common injuries and ailments in the following ways:

  • Bicycle Accidents: Ensure your child always wears a helmet and protective gear when riding a bicycle. Make sure the bicycle is the right size for your child, and also be sure to teach them about road safety.
  • Playground Mishaps: Check the playground equipment for any potential hazards before allowing your child to play. Encourage them to use the equipment safely and responsibly.
  • Trampoline Incidents: It is a good rule of thumb for children to have adult supervision when playing on trampolines. Installing safety nets can also prevent falls.
  • Water-Related Injuries: Never leave children unattended near bodies of water. Enroll them in swimming lessons and always have them wear life jackets when boating.
  • Overuse Injuries: Encourage your child to take regular breaks during physical activity to prevent overuse injuries. It's also essential to ensure they stay hydrated and wear appropriate footwear when participating in activities.
  • Sunburns and Heat Strokes: Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 on your child's skin every two hours when outdoors. Provide plenty of fluids, primarily water, and encourage them to take breaks in the shade to avoid overheating.

Henry County Hospital Is Here to Help

At Henry County Hospital, we offer a range of services to help families stay healthy and safe during the summer months. Our pediatric department is equipped to handle any emergencies, and our team of experienced healthcare professionals is committed to providing the best care possible. We also offer health education resources to provide parents with the knowledge they need to prevent injuries.

Keeping kids healthy over the summer months doesn't have to be a daunting task. By being aware of common risks and implementing preventative measures, parents can ensure their children enjoy a fun-filled, injury-free summer. Remember, if any injuries or ailments do occur, our dedicated team at Henry County Hospital is here to provide exceptional care for your family. Enjoy the summer, stay safe, and keep healthy!

To request care for your child, reach out to our team at 419-592-1071 today.