Sunscreen and the outdoors

Apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before going outdoors. This gives the skin a chance to absorb the lotion.

Swimming pool hazzard

Do not consider young children to be drown proof because they have had swimming lessons.

Children must be watched closely while swimming.

From: ParentingToddlers.com

Swimming Lessons

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you not start lessons to teach your child to swim until after his fourth birthday.
From: American Academy of Pediatrics

Pool safety tip

Remove all toys from the pool after use so children aren’t tempted to reach for them.

From: ParentingToddlers.com

Bringing swim diaper backup

Even if your wee one is potty trained, if you’re going somewhere warm and wonderful, be sure to bring a washable swim diaper. Nobody wants pee pee in the pool.

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Don’t skimp on sunscreen

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people apply only about half as much sunscreen as they should.

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Swimming safety

Swimming is a favorite summertime activity. It’s also as major summer health risk for toddlers.

Even if your toddler has taken a swimming course, they should be supervised at all times when in or near water.

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