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Summer Safety and Health Tips

Keep your kids safe and healthy this summer season by learning about sun safety, fireworks, water safety, and avoiding insect bites.
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Summer Safety Quiz
Take our Summertime Safety Quiz to test your knowledge of summer safety, including water and fireworks safety and using sunscreen and insect repellents safely.

How To Apply Sunscreen
This is how to use sunscreen, which can help you to avoid sunburn, and get that "healthy tan," which, of course, isn't very healthy at all.

Apply Insect Repellent on your Kids
Since bites are itchy, even without any worries about health problems, like West Nile Virus, it is a good idea to try to protect your kids from insect bites by learning how to apply an insect repellent properly.

Hidden Summer Dangers
Although you should make every effort to keep your kids safe year-round, it is especially important in the summer when most kids are out of school. Review these summer safety tips to help keep your kids safe this summer.

Swimming - Staying Safe and Healthy
Many parents overlook the fact that kids can get sick from the germs in the water of pools, lakes, and water parks, etc. In addition to basic swimming safety, learn how taking some simple steps can help to keep your kids and everyone else safe and healthy while swimming.

Swimmer's Ear
Learn how to prevent and treat children with Swimmer's Ear.

Thunderstorm Safety - Severe Thunderstorm Warnings
Kids often get afraid when a thunderstorm rolls in. Because of the damage that severe thunderstorms and tornadoes can cause, many adults have a healthy fear of them too.

Choosing an Insect Repellent
Review when you can start using an insect repellent on your kids and get help choosing an insect repellent that is safe and provides good protection against mosquito bites and other bugs.

Sun Safety Quiz
Are you keeping your kids safe from the sun? Take our Sun Safety Parenting Quiz to see if you know everything you should to keep your kids safe from the harmful effects of the sun.

Avoiding and Treating Sunburn
Learn what you can do to avoid and treat sunburns in your children, including limiting sun exposure and using sunscreen.

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

Kids in Hot Cars Alert
Review the hidden dangers of kids being left or getting trapped in hot cars, which can lead to heat stroke and death.

Avoiding Mosquitos and Mosquitoe Bites
Mosquitos and Mosquitoe are common misspellings for mosquitoes and mosquito.

Fireworks Safety
Although fireworks are a summer tradition for many families, injuries from fireworks don't have to be if you follow these fireworks safety tips.

Summer Safety Primer - Keep Your Kids Safe During Summertime
A primer to help you keep your kids safe this summer, including helping you learn about avoiding sunburn, insect bites and stings, treating poison ivy, heat illness, and poisonings.

Poisoning in Children
Learn to avoid accidental poisonings this summer, including those caused by kids who accidentally ingest sunscreens, berries, cleaning solvents, insect repellents, pesticides, plants and mushrooms, and hydrocarbons in the form of gasoline, kerosene, and charcoal fluid.

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac
Learn what you can do to prevent and treat rashes caused by exposure to poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.

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

Bites From Mosquitoes and Ticks
Review what you can do to avoid bites from mosquitoes and ticks and avoid illnesses like Lyme disease and the West Nile Virus.

Avoiding Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion
Learn to avoid and treat heat illness and heat exhaustion.

Avoiding Foodborne Poisoning in the Summer
Review the basics of preventing food poisoning during the summer at picnics parties and family cookouts.

Avoiding Burns From Fireworks and Grills
Learn to avoid burns from fireworks and barbecue grills.

Kids' Travel Health Requirements
We are planning a missionary trip to Guatemala this summer. Do my kids need any special shots or medications before we leave?

Avoiding Bee Stings
Learn what you can do to avoid and treat bee stings, including how to get the stinger out.

Summertime Safety Guide
Summertime hazards can pose risks to your children's health and safety. Learn to take precautions to protect your kids and promote water, sun and fireworks safety.

Summer Safety Tips
For many people, summer means fun in the sun. The kids are out of school, adults are on vacation and it's time for outdoor activities like riding bikes and hosting barbecues. However, summer also is the time of year kids are most likely to be injured

Fireworks Safety
Fireworks safety is important because fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries, even blindness. Learn to prevent fireworks related injuries by leaving fireworks to professionals and learn state regulations concerning the use of fireworks.

Sun Safety for Your Kids
When can I start using sunscreen on my baby to protect her from the sun?

Insect Repellents with DEET for Kids
Answers to your questions about the use of insect repellents with DEET on your kids to protect them from mosquitoes and other insects.

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.

Food Safety in the Summer
Foodborne illness and food poisoning do increase in the summer months, when the weather is warmer, allowing bacteria to grow faster, and more people are having picnics, barbecues and camping trips. Learn food safety tips to keep your children safe this summer.

Don't Let the Bugs Bite
Tips for treating and avoiding insect bites.

Summer Time Infections
Summertime infections can be caused by viruses, food poisoning, mosquito and tick borne illnesses. Learn simple precautions that can help your children to have a safe, fun and infection free summer.

Strattera for ADHD in the Summer
Should your continue your child's ADHD medicine during the summer when he is out of school?

Summer Camps for Children with Disabilities
This is a guide to some of the directories and listings of summer camps available for children with disabilities.

ADHD Medicines During Summertime?
My 8 year old has ADHD, inattentive type and she is doing very well on Concerta. Does she need to continue taking her ADHD medicine all summer when she is out of school, or can I give her a break from it?

West Nile Virus - Are your children at risk?
The West Nile virus has been spreading westward across the United States, causing infections in some people who are bitten by infected mosquitoes. Are your children at risk?

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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