Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in Cold Weather01/31/13
(HealthDay News) -- Playing in the great outdoors during the
chilly winter months can be a lot of fun, but it's important to
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers this advice:
- Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 all winter long.
- Dress kids in layers, starting with moisture-wicking fabrics
close to the skin. Be wary of hoods that could block vision and
scarves that could pose a choking hazard if they became
- Wear helmets and other protective gear when necessary, and
follow general safety rules.
- Be careful that all bodies of water used for skating are
completely frozen solid.
- Make sure all equipment is in good working order and fits
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