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Water and Sun Safety

Ah, summer - the sun, the swimming ... all of the safety precautions! Yes, as the weather gets warmer, parents everywhere shift into season-long alert to make sure their children are properly protected, especially when spending time outdoors in the glaring sun and when splashing about in the local pool or swim hole. From dehydration to drowning, SPFs to floaties, read on to find out how you can keep your little summer reveler safe and sound under the sun and in the water:

Articles:
Burns
Dehydration
External Otitis (Swimmer's Ear)
Staying Safe While in the Water
Sun Safety

News:
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