Summer Safety Tips for the Beach and Pool
Hot summer days are the perfect time to get outside and take a dip at a local beach or pool. However, a fun day can quickly turn tragic if you don’t take proper safety measures into account. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children between the ages of 1 and 4 have the highest drowning rates and are more vulnerable to drowning when in a home swimming pool. For children ages 1 to 14, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death, only behind motor vehicle crashes.
How to teach proper hand washing techniques to kids
Properly washing hands is the single most important step to preventing the spread of germs. Children are especially at risk of spreading germs and contracting illnesses from others since they often come in close contact during school or while playing. Teaching your children the most effective techniques to wash their hands is an important lesson and it will instill good hygiene habits in general.
How to Keep Your Baby Safe and Healthy in The Summer
In the United States, summer is arguably the best season of them all. The warm weather calls for vacations, days by the pool and relaxation. But with it also comes numerous dangers to the health and safety of your baby. The team at Glen Allen Pediatrics has put together this guide to help you understand how to keep your baby safe and healthy all summer long.
What to do if Your Child Suffers From Seasonal Allergies
Spring is in the air and with it comes blooming flowers, warmer weather, an uptick in outdoor activities, and, yes, allergy season. While you may not be a seasonal allergy sufferer yourself, your children might not be so lucky. To help you and your child enjoy your time outdoors this spring season, the team of experts at Glen Allen Pediatrics in Glen Allen, Virginia is here with our best advice for parents of allergy sufferers.