The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of billions of people. As cases begin to surge once again, it is clear that many more people than usual will spend time at home with their children this summer. Parents must be aware of the dangers around the house and outside of the house that could injure or kill a child. Chicagoparent.com, citing statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indicates that accidental or unintentional injuries are the largest cause of death for children up to age nineteen. It is helpful for parents to know where the dangers lie so that they can protect their kids from sustaining a fatal or severe injury because of an accident during the summer.
Backyard pools have been selling an unbelievably high rate because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many stores and installation businesses cannot keep backyard pools and stock. However, parents must be aware drowning is the second leading cause of injury for children between the ages of one and fourteen. Parents should know how to swim and know basic lifesaving techniques like CPR and first aid. Parents must watch their children around the pool at all times. Additionally, fools should have staircases that lock and that are not accessible by small children who wander off. Moreover, houses with pools should have alarms in the doors so that a parent or guardian can be alerted when a small child wanders away toward the pool.
Backyard trampolines are great exercise, but they are also incredibly dangerous as well. The Mayo Clinic recommends that children younger than six should not jump on a trampoline because of the threat of injury. Additionally, parents should always maintain a watchful eye on their children and counsel them to avoid doing somersaults and flips. Parents should also install safety devices around the trampoline, such as nets and crash pads so that children will be safer when jumping.
Bicycle crashes could easily become one of the most causes of death and injury to young children. Bicycles are in high demand because of the COVID pandemic. Parents must compel their children to wear helmets that fit them properly and teach their children how to obey the bicycling rules of the road.
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