Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
By contactus@milfordkidsdoctor.com
May 18, 2015
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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

May 18th-24th

 

With Memorial Day around the corner we would like to give you to some tips to stay healthy and safe over the holiday weekend!

Avoid Spreading Germs

 Chlorine kills most germs in minutes, but some germs can survive for days.

Tips to stop spreading germs and protect your kids:

  • Shower before entering the pool
  • Don’t Swallow water
  • Stay out of the water if you have diarrhea
  • Use sunscreen and don’t forget to reapply
  • EVERY HOUR
    • Take bathroom breaks
    • Check and change diapers

Prevent Drowning

Drowning is the #2 accidental cause of death of children in Michigan.

Safety Tips:

  • ALWAYS supervise; NEVER leave your child alone in or near water!
  • Use life jackets correctly
  • Know CPR

Prevent Mishandling Pool Chemicals

Every year nearly 5,000 Emergency Room visits are a result of mishandling pool chemicals.

Safety Tips:

  • Read labels and directions carefully
  • Wear appropriate safety equipment
  • Never add pool chemicals when someone is in the water
  • Store chemicals out of reach of children

 

Swimming is a fun and healthy way to get physical activity, and don’t forget the sunscreen! Stay safe over the holiday weekend, and remember:

Healthy Kids are Happy Kids!

 

Reminder: Our office will be closed on Saturday May 23rd and Monday May 25th!

Want to learn more? Check out these sites:

  • Healthy Swimming Site- www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming 
  • Healthy and Safe Swimming Week- www.cdc.gov/healthywater/observances/hss-week/index.html 
  • Safe Swimming Links- www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/injury/index.html

Resources: http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/pdf/swimming/rwi/hss-week/HHS-Week-Toolkit-2015.pdf

 

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