Moms and dads, it’s about that time! Summer will be here before we know it. The long days of cookouts, swimming, vacations, and catching lightning bugs are approaching.
For your children, nothing beats the fun of summer. But with more outdoor activities and no school to keep kids busy, summer is often a time for increased accident risk. Below are some excellent safety tips to help keep your little ones safe and healthy this summer.
•Hot cars – Never leave children unattended in a car for any length of time. The heat of summer is the deadliest time to make this mistake. You may think cracking a window may be okay, but this can still cause serious damage or harm.
•Grilling – Don’t leave children unsupervised by a hot grill. Also, always make sure you have a cooking thermometer to make sure that the meat is fully cooked in order to steer clear of a food borne illness.
•Sunscreen – Look for skin products with a UVA and UFB protection of at least SPF 15, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
•Ticks – Have your children wear tick and bug repellant, as well as long-sleeve protective clothing if they are going to be in the woods. Ticks carry Lyme disease and other viruses.
•Helmets – It doesn’t matter if your child is riding a scooter, bike or four-wheeler, accidents can always happen and a helmet is a must (for adults too).
•Swimming safety – Unfortunately, children drown every year in swimming pools, lakes and creeks. The CDC estimates about one in five people who die from unintentional drowning are age 14 and younger. Always make sure an adult is close by while your child is in the water.
•Dehydration – Children can become so preoccupied with playing that they forget to drink enough water. Make certain they are staying hydrated and protect them from excessive sun exposure in the heat of the day.
•Road safety – Teach your kids to avoid the road. Make sure they know never to dart out in the street or ride their bikes where cars may not see them and they could be hit.
At Bryant Motors, safety is an issue we take very seriously. Sending you home with safe new or pre-owned vehicle is of upmost importance to us. For starters, come test drive the Chrysler 200 Touring and experience safety features like a rollover sensor, side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, electronic stability control, antilock brakes and more. There’s a reason this sedan is the 2015 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
To learn more about buying a new or pre-owned vehicle in the Whiteman AFB and Warrensburg area, view our vehicle inventory and come on down to our car lot at 2901 S. Limit (US Hwy 65) in Sedalia today.