By: Elaina Lee | Safe kids Coordinator
The sun is out, the temperatures are rising, and Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we want to encourage you to stay as safe as possible this summer as you celebrate. We have put together some #DadApproved summer activities!
1. Bike Riding
Take a bike ride this summer with Dad, but don’t forget the helmet. Helmets need to be adjusted properly underneath the chin and behind the head to fit snugly and comfortably. Studies have shown that wearing a helmet drastically reduces your risk of serious brain injury during a fall or collision. Don’t forget to share your best helmet selfie!
2. Go Fishing
Get outside and treat Dad to a day on the lake! If you have kids who are unable to swim, remember to bring a life jacket. Life jackets will save lives if an accident were to occur.
3. Host a Barbeque or Family Cook-Out
Nothing screams summer more than an outdoor barbecue! Host your own barbeque right in the comfort of your own backyard. Cook with care, remember to never leave food unattended, and always supervise or restrict children’s use of cooking appliances when needed!
4. Take a Swim in the Pool
Cool down and take him for a swim in the pool. If you have your own pool and small children, consider installing four-sided fencing and/or clearing the pool and deck of toys so that you children are not tempted to enter the pool area unsupervised. It’s also the perfect time to sign-up your child up for swimming lessons!
5. Go on a Road Trip
Buckle up and head on a road trip to a new destination! Take steps to prevent accidents by removing any distractions that could endanger riders in your car and others on the road – and always remember to wear your seatbelt for protection!
Safe Kids Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is the only American College of Surgeons Committee and verified trauma center in the northeast Georgia area.
NGMC is a Level II trauma center– meaning that NGMC has the necessary personnel and equipment to handle all types of traumatic injuries – no matter how big or small – at any time.