2. Sun Safety
"Apply a high SPF sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outdoors and reapply during the day and after swimming. Dress your children in protective hats and clothes ideally with sun protection. Try and keep them out of direct sunlight between 10am-4pm. Remember to protect their eyes choose sunglasses with UVA & UVB protection. You can still sunburn on a cloudy day, so always protect them."
"Give your child frequent water breaks and spray down children with a spray bottle Half fill a water bottle and put in the freezer, then fill the rest with cold water to keep cool during the day when out and about. Add slices of fruit to add variety."
4. Lost Child
"Busy beaches, theme parks and events are the times when your little ones can wonder off. Show them a landmark for them to go to if they lose you and discuss ‘what if’ you get lost, go to a lifeguard, policeman or mother with kids. Use a child wrist band with your mobile number printed on Put them in bright clothes."
5. Swimming Safety
"Always supervise young children near water, this is not a time to be distracted by your phone! Even if a pool has a lifeguard, know where your children are and what they are doing. Give your children water confidence by taking swimming lessons. Have swimming rules for children like, never swim alone, jump in feet first and check depth, do not push others and let them know where to get help in an emergency"
Take a First Aid Class - it is never too late to learn lifesaving skills.