Friday, July 15, 2011

Fact Friday - Boating Safety

We are sure many of you have some fun boating trip planned throughout the summer! Sometimes it can be very easy to "forget" about safety when you are having such a good time in the boat! Here are a few reminders from the American Academy of Pediatrics on boating safety:

  • Children should wear life jackets at all times when on boats or near bodies of water.

  • Make sure the life jacket is the right size for your child. The jacket should not be loose. It should always be worn as instructed with all straps belted.

  • Blow-up water wings, toys, rafts and air mattresses should not be used as life jackets or personal flotation devices. Adults should wear life jackets for their own protection, and to set a good example.

  • Adolescents and adults should be warned of the dangers of boating when under the influence of alcohol, drugs, and even some prescription medications.

    • For the full article and many more great tips on boating safety, click here.

      As always, if you ever have questions regarding life jackets or boating safety, please feel free to contact the office!

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