Summer is fun, but it can also present some health risks, especially for children. Here are some safety tips to help make your child's summer a safe one.
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Bike safety. Kids Health Nemours website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/kid/watch/out/bike_safety.html#. Updated July 2010. Accessed October 31, 2013.
Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, American Academy of Pediatrics, Briskin S, LaBotz M. Trampoline safety in childhood and adolescence. Pediatrics. 2012 Oct;130(4):774-779.
How to remove a tick. Tick Encounter website. Available at: http://www.tickencounter.org/education/how_to_remove_a_tick_video. Accessed October 31, 2013.
Sun-protective hats and clothing. Sun Safety for Kids website. Available at: http://www.sunsafetyforkids.org/sunprotection/hats/. Accessed October 31, 2013.
Sunscreen FAQs. American Academy of Dermatology website. Available at: https://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/prevention-and-care/sunscreens. Accessed October 20, 2014.
Trampoline safety alert. US Consumer Product Safety Commission website. Available at: https://www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/137868/085%20Trampoline%20Safety.pdf. Accessed October 31, 2013.
Trampolines and trampoline safety. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.aaos.org/about/papers/position/1135.asp. Updated September 2010. Accessed October 31, 2013.
Trampolines at home, school, and recreational centers. American Academy of Pediatrics website. Available at: http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;103/5/1053. Published May 2006. Accessed October 31, 2013.
Water safety. Kids Health Nemours website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/outdoor/water_safety.html. Updated July 2011. Accessed October 31, 2013.
5/28/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance: Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. Policy statement—prevention of drowning. Pediatrics. 2010 May 24. [Epub ahead of print]
Last reviewed October 2013 by Michael Woods, MD
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