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Tips for a Safe Summer by Shriners Hospitals for Children®

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Summer Safety Event

Shriners Hospitals for Children® have been around for a very long time. I always knew they specialized in pediatric care, but I didn’t know that Shriners Hospitals for Children® is the leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries and burns. They do such a wonderful thing for our children. I was privileged to attend an event held at the hospital last week, to keep kids On Track for a Safe Summer. This event was all about educating us in how summer is considered “trauma season”. Shriners Hospitals for Children® is sponsoring this post to help get the word out about tips for a safe Summer. 

Shriners Hospitals for Children Summer Safety Event

 

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I was able to take my kids to the Sacramento event, and we had a great time playing safety superheroes and completing activities that teach us how to be safe. Shriners Hospitals for Children® urges parents and caregivers to remind kids of these simple precautions to keep them injury-free this summer:

Shriners Hospitals for Children Summer Safety Event

  • Swing sitting down.
  • Slide feet first, one child at a time.
  • Do not push or shove others on the playground.
  • Always swim with an adult or a friend.
  • Wear a life jacket when near the water.
  • Never play on or around lawn mowers.
  • Do not play around fire pits, campfires or grills.

I’d like to add one of my own tips, which are preventative for future issues. Apply sunscreen whenever you are going to spend any time out in the sun!

Shriners Hospitals for Children Summer Safety Event

Heaven forbid an accident should occur, Shriners Hospitals for Children® can help, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. What a huge relief that is to families who may not be financially fit in the case of an emergency.

Shriners Hospitals for Children® wants all kids to enjoy a safe, injury-free summer. For additional safety tips and activity pages for children, visit their website.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Shriners Hospitals for Children®.

 

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