Don’t Let Your Family’s Water-Filled Adventures Get Ruined This Summer: Follow These Water Safety Tips!

Don’t Let Your Family’s Water-Filled Adventures Get Ruined This Summer: Follow These Water Safety Tips! – Summer is nearly here! As we gear up for the hottest days of the year, let’s revisit these water safety tips to ensure our kiddos are safe and sound. Check out everything water safety right here on Newsymom!

This informational campaign comes to you in partnership with the Stark County Community Action Agency.

Hey Moms! With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start planning those water-filled adventures for your kids. Whether you’re heading to the pool, beach, river, or lake, it’s important to prioritize water safety.

Here at Newsymom, we’re all about making life easier for you. Check out these five crucial tips for a safe and enjoyable summer by the water:

  1. Constant supervision: When your kids are near any body of water, it’s vital to provide constant supervision. Drowning can happen quickly and silently, so never leave your children unattended, not even for a moment. Keep a watchful eye on them at all times to ensure their safety.

  2. Swim lessons and water confidence: Enroll your children in swimming lessons to help them develop vital swimming skills and build water confidence. Knowing how to swim reduces the risk of accidents and gives them the tools to enjoy the water responsibly. Consider age-appropriate lessons and encourage regular practice to maintain their skills.

  3. Life jackets save lives: If your child is not a strong swimmer or if you’re venturing into deeper waters, make sure they wear a properly fitting life jacket. This applies not only to boating or kayaking but also when swimming in natural bodies of water. A life jacket provides an extra layer of safety, so ensure your child wears one whenever needed.

  4. Be aware of water conditions: Different bodies of water can present various risks. Before heading to the pool, beach, river, or lake, familiarize yourself with the specific water conditions. Understand the potential dangers, such as rip currents, sudden drop-offs, or strong waves. Stay informed and educate your children about these hazards, teaching them how to identify and respond to them appropriately.

  5. Sun protection and hydration: Water safety goes beyond swimming skills. Protect your kids from the sun’s harmful rays by applying waterproof sunscreen with a high SPF before heading out. Reapply it regularly, especially after swimming. Additionally, encourage your children to take regular breaks to drink water and stay hydrated. Dehydration and sunburn can spoil the fun, so prioritize their well-being.

Remember, these five tips apply to all water environments, whether it’s the pool, beach, river, or lake. By following these guidelines, you can ensure your kids have a safe and enjoyable summer by the water.

Always prioritize constant supervision, promote swimming skills, use life jackets when necessary, be aware of water conditions, and protect your little ones from the sun. With these safety measures in place, you can relax and enjoy the summer knowing that you’ve taken important steps to keep your children safe. So grab your sunscreen, pack some snacks, and get ready for a fantastic and worry-free summer of water fun!

SCCAA Hub Is Here For You!

The SCCAA Hub wants you to keep your little ones safe during this summer’s water-related festivities. Save these fast facts to your phone to stay educated on water safety:

Save these tips to your phone so you can refer to them before you head out on water-filled adventures!

The SCCAA Community Actions Pathway HUB is here for you when you need them most! If you ever need any of the following:

  • Ride to an appointment
  • Baby supplies (cribs, diapers, etc.)
  • Help with your other kiddos
  • A doctor’s care

They’ve got the connections to make your life as a new or young mother easier. Reach out to the SCCAA Community Actions Pathway HUB at (330) 454-1676 ext. 153 for more information!

Melissa Klatt


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