Keeping Your Family Safe in the Summer

Jul 10, 2019

Summertime, and the living is…spontaneous!

Credit Jeff Hulett

One of the best things about summer is the sense of adventure. What will each day hold? The sky’s the limit! But as your family embarks on unplanned summer fun, don’t be caught off-guard by high temperatures and sunny days.

Here are things that you can do to prevent problems from popping up.

  1. First, pack a summertime go-bag. Always have it ready to go with your must-have summer safety supplies: sunscreen, bug spray, a small first aid kit, and snacks. Hydration is especially important, so have water with you wherever you go.
  1. Also, protect your skin. Use a sunblock that has an SPF of at least 30, and reapply it every 2 hours.
     
  2. Third, watch the clock! During the summer, we’re most vulnerable to high temperatures, high UV indexes, and air quality alerts between the hours of 10 and 2, so try to plan your outdoor activities around these hours.
  1. And last, read your bug spray’s fine print. During the summer months, we’re usually hypervigilant when it comes to preventing mosquito bites, but products containing DEET should not be used on babies younger than 2 months old.

From all of us at Church Health, have a safe summer! 

This is Kimberly Baker for Church Health