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National Youth Sports Safety Month

National Youth Sports Safety Month

It’s National Youth Sports Safety Month, and it’s the perfect time to make sure you’re ready to enroll your little ones in summer sports.

Before your kids play organized sports, make sure they have a physical exam with their doctor that clears them to play sports safely.

Get Ready for Summer Sports

 

Your children should always have a water bottle at practice and games, especially during the summer heat. Help them stay hydrated before, during, and after play.

Kids and Hydration During Sports

 

Stretching before exercise and sports can help release muscle tension and prevent injuries like sprains and muscle tears. Make sure your athlete gets to warm up before playing.

Kids and Stretching Before Exercise

 

Rest is important on your growing kids’ bodies. It’s recommended that kids take at least 1 day a week off from a particular sport. 

A coach on the team should be certified in first aid and CPR, understand concussions, and help players avoid overuse injuries. Kids should also feel safe with their coaches, not just motivated.

Coaches Keeping Your Kids Safe

 

If you’re a parent, consider hosting an event that spotlights safety by inviting a trainer, physical therapist or other health professional to speak with players, parents, and coaches about safety.

Host a Health Sporting Event

 

You can always look to your sport’s governing body or even local sporting goods stores for health and safety guidelines and resources. If you hold gear swaps, make sure you know which equipment is safe to reuse.

League Health and Safety Guidelines
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month

Get Ready for Kindergarten Month

August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month! The first thing to do to make sure your little one is ready to start school is to check out our Summer Health Checklist.

Double-check which shots your little one needs before they start kindergarten.

Make sure they’ve had their annual physical before they start. What happens at their next annual well-child appointment? We can help.

Read books with your child to help them get ready for their first day of school.

Read About Kindergarten

 

Walk your child by the school, play on the playground, and if possible, give them a tour to make them feel more secure.

Tour the School

 

Plan their sleep schedule ahead of time so they’ll be adjusted to their new morning schedule for school.

Adjust Their Sleep Schedule

 

If you can, take a practice bus trip or walk through their morning trip with them so they’re ready on the first day of school to tackle getting there.

Practice the Bus Trip
Safety First for National Safety Month

National Safety Month 2016

It’s National Safety Month, and we have some topics and tips to help you stay safe! Learn more now.

When Seconds Matter, Will You Be Ready?

Keep emergency numbers nearby
Always watch children around water
Become certified in First Aid and CPR
Preparing today can make a difference tomorrow
Safeguard Your Health

Be aware of medication interactions
Keep medicine up and away from children
Ask about alternatives to opioid painkillers
Reach for safer medicine
Watch Out for Dangers

Secure your furniture to avoid tip-overs
Fall-proof the bathrooms of older adults
Pay attention to where you are walking
Being safe means being alert - all the time
Make Good Choices While Driving

Practice driving with teens, even after they get a license
As you age, learn how health conditions affect your driving
Focus on road instead of distractions
The roads belong to us all: Let's make safe choices

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