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Anne Kolker • MS, Registered Dietitian • Jun 15, 2012

Safety Considerations

Safety is always important when it comes to physical activities and your child.
Here are some guidelines to promote a safe experience:
  • Ensure there is proper adult supervision
  • Provide your child with the adequate and appropriate space for activities they enjoy.  For example, skateboarding in a skateboarding park rather than in the street.
  • Review safety rules with children.  For example, when swimming at the pool, there is usually posted safety rules.  Review each of them with your child.
  • Check equipment prior to your child using it.  For example, make sure the bikes are working properly.
  • Make sure your child wears the proper safety gear. For example, a helmet for bike riding, skateboarding or rolling skating. Study after study will show that helmets save lives! 
  • Apply sunscreen on your child when he or she is playing outside
  • Ensure your child has hydration.  Bring water to drink even if your child is playing in water. 
  • If your child is in an organized sport, ask the coach what kind of safety equipment your child may need during the season.








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Written by Anne KolkerWritten on Jun 15, 2012Last updated on Sep 02, 2013




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