Summer is full of sun and excitement, but it does come with its own risks and dangers as well.

That is why, in our Peekskill child care expert’s latest blog, we went over a few safety tips for summer. To recap, we’ve already talked about coming up with an emergency plan, packing a bag full of the essentials and practicing sun safety. Keep reading to learn about the last few summer safety tips our day care center has come up with for you:

#4. Make sure that your kids are properly hydrated. 

Kids don’t sweat like adults do, which makes them more prone to dehydration. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, when kids are active, they should drink something every twenty minutes or so. Keep plenty of sippy cups and water bottles available. It is also important to know the signs of dehydration, which include redness in the face, irritability and listlessness.

#5. Practice helmet safety. 

Anytime your child is skateboarding, roller skating, riding their scooter or riding their bike, wearing a helmet is an absolute must. About eighty-five percent of all cycling-related injuries could have been avoided if a helmet would have been worn. If you are having a hard time getting your child to wear a helmet, try letting them pick out their own or find one with their favorite character on it.

#6. Keep a close eye when you are at the beach or the pool. 

Despite your child’s swimming ability, it is important to keep a close eye on them when they are in the water. Accidents can happen quickly, and you need to be there to react quickly.