Try out these suggestions to keep your kids safe and healthy this winter.
As a parent, it’s important to know that your children face serious risks this winter. To ensure that your kids stay safe and healthy all season long, keep these suggestions in mind.
- Appropriate Clothing for the Snow
If you plan on taking a trip to see the snow, it’s important that your kids are prepared for the freezing temperatures and damp conditions. The best way to keep your kids warm and dry is by dressing them in layers. Not only does dressing in layers give them flexibility when it comes to changing weather conditions, but the more layers your child wears, the warmer he or she will be. Because your kids will likely want to tumble around in the snow, make sure their outermost layer is made of waterproof material. Additionally, try to avoid dressing your kids in clothing that might get caught n branches or play equipment. Remember, no snow day outfit is complete without gloves, a hat, and warm boots.
- Safety Precautions for Participating in Winter Sports
If your child likes to ski, snowboard, sled, or ride snowmobiles, make sure they are supervised at all times. Children should not be allowed to participate in winter sports unless they have received coaching from a qualified instructor or adult. When participating in winter sports, children should don the appropriate safety gear, including helmets, goggles, and gloves. Children should not sled, ski, or snowboard in areas where there is a lot of vegetation or uneven ground. Children under the age of six should not be permitted to ride a snowmobile, and children under the age of 16 should never operate one on their own.
- Preventing the Flu with Vaccinations
If your child hasn’t already gotten their flu shot, you should take them into the doctor’s office as soon as possible. Getting vaccinated for the flu is the best way to ensure that your child does not catch the flu or pass it on to vulnerable parties such as very young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
These are some of the winter safety suggestions you should remember for your kids. Want another way to keep all your loved ones safe? Make sure you have the right personal insurance protections in place. For assistance with all your coverage needs, contact an insurance professional at Westwood Insurance Agency today.