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4th of July Safety

Fourth of July is a fun and exciting time for kids, but it is important to prioritize safety during the celebrations. Here are some tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July for children: Fireworks Safety:

• Always supervise children around fireworks and never allow them to handle or light fireworks themselves. • Attend a professional fireworks display instead of using consumer fireworks at home. • If using sparklers, make sure children hold them at arm's length and away from their body, clothing, and other people. Place used sparklers in a bucket of water to cool down. • Teach children about the dangers of fireworks and emphasize the importance of staying a safe distance away. Barbecue Safety: • Keep children away from grills and barbecues to prevent burns. Establish a safety zone around the cooking area. • Ensure the grill is placed in a well-ventilated area away from structures, trees, and flammable objects. • Teach children about the hazards of playing near a hot grill or touching it. Water Safety: • If you plan on swimming or boating, ensure children are wearing proper life jackets that fit them correctly. • Always supervise children when they are near water, whether it's a pool, lake, or beach. • Teach children basic water safety rules and how to swim at an appropriate age. • If using inflatable pools or water toys, follow the manufacturer's guidelines and ensure proper supervision. Sun Protection: • Apply sunscreen with a high SPF to protect children's skin from harmful UV rays. Reapply frequently, especially after swimming or sweating. • Encourage children to wear hats and sunglasses to protect their face and eyes from the sun. • Seek shade during the hottest parts of the day to prevent sunburn and heat-related illnesses.

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