Above Ground Pool Safety Summertime Pt 1

Above Ground Pool Safety Summertime Pt 1

Summer Safety
The Following is a comprehensive list of important safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your summer fun and safe for the whole family. It might be helpful to print these out and keep them handy.

FUN IN THE SUN

For Older Children

» The first, and best, line of defense against the sun is covering up. Wear a hat with a three-inch
brim or a bill facing forward, sunglasses (look for sunglasses that block 99-100% of Ultraviolet rays),
and cotton clothing with a tight weave.
» Stay in the shade whenever possible, and avoid sun exposure during the peak intensity hours –
between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The risk of tanning and burning also increases at higher
altitude.

Above Ground Pool Safety Summertime Pt 1

» Sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 should be effective for most people. Be sure
to apply enough sunscreen – about one ounce per sitting for a young adult.
» Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating.
» Some self-tanning products contain sunscreen, but others don’t, so read the labels carefully. In
addition, tanning oils or baby oil may make skin look shiny and soft, but they provide no protection
from the sun.
For Young Children
» Babies under 6 months of age should be kept out of the direct sunlight. Move your baby to the
shade or under a tree, umbrella, or the stroller canopy.
» Dress babies in lightweight clothing that covers the arms and legs and use brimmed hats.
» Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside, and use sunscreen even on cloudy
days. The sun protection factor (SPF) should be at least 15.

Above Ground Pool Safety Summertime Pt 1

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