The safety of your child is important to you.
The New Jersey Department of Health, Police and Fire Protection recommends that parents make sure that their children are comfortable and have a safe place to be while playing outdoors.
But you also need to consider your children’s age, height, weight, physical abilities, and how much time you have.
The more time your children spend outdoors, the more likely they are to become injured or die, and you’re likely to have to pay a high price.
So to help ensure your children are safe while outdoors, we have compiled a list of important safety tips you can put in place now to keep your family safe while playing outside.
Read on to find out how you can protect your kids, and learn more about how you might want to adjust your plans to keep them safe while outside.1.
Stay alert when you go outside for safety reasons.
When it comes to kids playing outdoors, your child will be at greater risk for injury and death if they are left in a car while they are away from home.
In the event of an accident, a car can crash into your child’s head, killing him or her.
But if the child is on the balcony, there’s no chance for the car to hit the child’s body.
That means that even if your child goes to the playground for a few minutes, they are not at risk for serious injuries or death.2.
Be prepared for wind gusts.
When it’s time to go outside, don’t worry about the wind gust and make sure you are wearing sturdy windproof clothing and safety goggles, especially if you are walking your child.3.
Be aware of traffic conditions.
The weather can be unpredictable, so you may have to change your plans or choose not to go out in the cold.
But don’t be deterred by the thought of a slippery sidewalk, because most of the time, the weather is not going to change and you’ll still be able to walk your child safely outdoors.4.
Make sure your kids are safe in your car.
You should always have a plan in place when it comes time to travel outside.
You need to make sure your children can safely go outside if there’s a significant wind or a sudden drop in temperature.
But even if the weather turns warm, you may still be in danger.
Be sure you know what to expect and where to go.5.
Plan your activities accordingly.
While playing outdoors is great for the kids, it’s not as great for everyone.
When a child is playing on the patio, they may be more exposed to wind gusting, and if the wind starts to blow out of the window, they might be more at risk.
Your goal is to minimize your childs exposure to wind and the risk of injury or death while out in an enclosed area.6.
If you’re a caregiver, make sure children are always supervised.
If your child needs a safe spot to play, make them go there.
And even if you aren’t planning to leave the kids with a caregawan, make the plan to leave them with a friend or caregiver if possible.7.
If children can’t safely go outdoors, they can’t play safely outdoors either.
If a child can’t be left alone while they play, then they are at increased risk for accidents and injuries, especially when they are young.8.
Protect yourself with protective gear.
You can wear sturdy wind-proof clothing, a safety mask and a life jacket, and have them stay at home while you go out.
But there are plenty of ways to protect yourself from the elements and weather while you’re out and about.
Here are some of the best safety tips to protect your family while playing out:• Keep your child in your home and away from other children while you are out.
If it is cold outside, your children may not want to go to the park or playground.
But they can still play with you or be supervised by you, so take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy the sun and take them out for a walk or play.• Bring enough water and snacks.
If the weather gets too hot, your kids may need to take some water or snacks to keep warm.
But make sure to pack them in a bag or a cooler that they can easily carry, and make them take it with them when they leave the house.• Stay away from your car while you play outside.
While the car may be parked in the driveway, if you’re going to be outside, you need to be very careful.
If someone comes up behind you and starts to chase you, or if you get stuck or fall, you could get injured or killed.
You may want to wear a life vest or a protective jacket while you take them to a safe location.• Keep a safe distance from your kids.
Make your kids walk a safe path to get to the play area