June – National Safety Month 

With June being National Safety Month, it’s a great time to take a moment and make sure that your children are safe and sound. Let’s work together to ensure the well-being of our little ones!

When it comes to child safety, there’s a lot to think about. Kids are naturally curious and love to explore, but that can sometimes lead to accidents and injuries. That’s why it’s important to create a safe environment for them to play and grow in.

One of the best things you can do is childproof your home. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it sounds! Just install some safety gates, cabinet locks, and electrical outlet covers. Keep dangerous objects out of reach, like cleaning supplies, medicines, and sharp objects. This will give you peace of mind knowing that your child is safe at home.

Another big concern for parents is car safety. Make sure that your child’s car seat is installed correctly and used every time you drive. Follow the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, which recommend that children ride in a rear-facing car seat until they exceed the weight or height limit of the car seat. Then they should move to a forward-facing car seat, and then a booster seat until they are tall enough to use a seatbelt properly.

Summer is a great time for water activities, but it’s also important to practice water safety. Never leave children unsupervised near water and make sure that swimming pools have a fence with a self-latching gate. Encourage children to wear proper flotation devices, and learn CPR in case of an emergency.

Lastly, teaching personal safety is crucial. Talk to your child about stranger danger, the importance of wearing a helmet when biking or participating in other sports, and the dangers of drug and alcohol use.

National Safety Month is a great time to take a step back and make sure that your child is safe in all areas of life. By taking a few simple steps, you can ensure that your child is growing up healthy and happy. Thank you for all that you do, parents!