Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in Cold Weather
(HealthDay News) -- Playing in the great outdoors during the chilly winter months can be a lot of fun, but it's important to take precautions.
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 tangled.
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 properly.
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