Above Ground Pool Summer Time Safety Part 4

Above Ground Pool Summer Time Safety Part 4

TRAVEL SAFETY
» Buckle up car seats and seat belts.
» Keep supplies with you, such as snacks, water, a first aid kit and any medicines your child takes.
» Always use a car seat, starting with your baby’s first ride home from the hospital. Help your child
form a lifelong habit of buckling up.
» Read the manufacturer’s instructions and always keep them with the car seat. Read your vehicle
owner’s manual for more information on how to install the car seat.
» Put your child in the back seat. It is the safest place in the car because it is farthest away from a
head-on crash (the most common type of crash).
» The harness system holds your child in the car seat and the seat belts hold the seat in the car.
Attach both snugly to protect your child.
» Children in rear-facing car seats should never be placed in a front seat equipped with an air bag.
» Children traveling alone to visit relatives or attend summer camp should have a copy of their
medical information with them at all times.

Above Ground Pool Summer Time Safety Part 4

DOG BITES
» If you are getting a pet as a companion for your child, wait until your child is mature enough to
handle and care for the animal – usually around age 5 or 6.
» Never leave your infant or young child alone with any dog.
» Teach your child some basic safety precautions for dealing with dogs outside your home, such as
not surprising or scaring a dog or never approaching an unfamiliar dog.
» Instruct your child to stand still if approached or chased by a strange dog. Tell your child not to
run, kick or make threatening gestures. Your child should face the dog and back away slowly
until he or she is out of reach.
» Contact your pediatrician whenever your child receives an animal bite that breaks the skin, no
atter how minor the injury appears. The doctor will need to check whether your child has been
adequately immunized against tetanus.

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