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Springtime Safety and Health Issues

Keep your kids safe and healthy this spring season by learning about sun safety, spring allergies, water safety, and avoiding insect bites.
  1. Allergies...
  2. Sunscreen
  3. Poison Ivy
  4. Child Safety
  5. Child Safety Tips

Spring Cleaning and Child Safety
Spring cleaning safety tips that can help keep your kids safe, such as cleaning out your medicine cabinet, checking your smoke detectors, and getting rid of broken toys.

SpringTime and Children's Health
Spring time is now here. For most children, this means more outdoor activities (swimming, camping, bike riding, etc.). For all parents, this means being extra vigilant to keep your child safe and healthy. Learn about spring allergies, water and sun safety and using insect repellents safely.

Sun Safety
Seven steps to safer sunning to prevent sunburn and skin cancer, including avoiding the sun, using sunscreen, wearing a hat and sunglasses, covering up, avoiding artificial tanning and checking your skin regularly.

Spring Allergies
Spring time is commonly met with a lot of sneezing, runny noses, and itchy eyes for children with allergies. Learn to prevent and treat seasonal allergies in your kids.

Insect Repellents for Children
There are many safe and effective insect repellents that you can use to protect your children, including those that use deet, citronella, or soybean oil. Remember to only use products that are approved for children, follow the manufacturer's instructions and wash off the insect repellents when you return indoors.

Poison Ivy - Poison Ivy Treatment Guide
Having a poison ivy treatment plan is essential if your kids play outside, since they will eventually be exposed to poison ivy and may break out in a rash. Learn to avoid these reactions by recognizing what poison ivy looks like and what treatments are available.

Using Insect Repellents Safely
Insect repellents can prevent stings and bites from mosquitoes, biting flies, and ticks. Learn how to choose insect repellents and use them safely.

Review how to avoid chiggers and treat chigger bites, which are common in late spring, summer, and early fall.

Backyard Pool Safety Tips
Tips for pool owners to keep their children safe and prevent drownings.

Water Safety
Water safety tips to prevent drownings in your children and promote water safety when swimming around pools and spas, plus info on diving safety.

Something in the Air
Allergies commonly affect children causing sneezing, runny nose and water eyes. Learn about common symptoms of hay fever in kids and triggers, including pollen, mold, dust mite, animals and chemicals. Plus get info on diagnosis and treatments.

First Aid for Sunburns
Sunburns are a little different than other types of burns, but the treatment is very similar. Learn how to treat a sunburn before you need to.

Summer Baby Products
Summer is near, and there are lots of fun baby products in stores that will make your trip to the pool or beach safe and exciting for baby. Take a look at the top baby products for the pool or beach, chosen by your Baby Products Guide.

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