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Keeping Your Kids Safe and Healthy This Autumn

The leaves are changing colors and the weather is getting cooler. Fall can be an excellent time of year to get outside, now that the heat of the summer is dissipating. Although the weather is better, it’s still a great idea to stay on top of safety and be mindful throughout the season of some safety tips.

Some tips are below:

· Dress your children appropriately. The cooler mornings and warmer afternoons can be unpredictable. Ensure that your child is dressed in layers so that they can take off or add clothes as needed to keep themselves comfortable in whatever the weather throws at them.

· Stock up on health and wellness essentials such as vitamin C, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, Pedialyte, Tylenol, ibuprofen, Nyquil, and allergy medication.

· Test and replace batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

· Be mindful of leaf piles. Who can resist jumping into a big pile of leaves raked up in the fall? Whether you and your kids rake up the leaves yourself or take a trek through the neighborhood, be mindful of children jumping in and playing in leaf piles, as there can be hidden dangers in them such as critters, sharp sticks, rocks, or other yard debris that could pose a safety hazard.

· As the weather cools, hot soups and drinks become more common. When eating hot soup or drinking hot chocolate or other warm treats, check the temperature of the items before serving them to your children to help avoid burns.

For more tips on keeping your children safe this fall, click here!

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