Summer has arrived and remember…never leave a child alone near any body of water. Your child could drown without a sound, even in just a few inches of water! Always stay within an arm’s length of your young child, providing “touch supervision” at ALL times. Also, please remember to use sunscreen on children after 4 month of age. For more information on sun safety, please refer to Dr. Mersch’s article, “Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer“.
For more information on keeping your child safe in the sun and around water or anytime, please visit ockeepkidssafe.org, the website for The Injury and Violence Prevention Program for California Chapter 4 of the American Academy of Pediatrics.