A Winter Wonderland Can Offer your children loads of fun, and a few risks. Thousands of children hurt themselves each and every year during sledding, skiing, snowboarding and any other winter sports. Now, five simple safety tips can prevent almost all accidents and injuries:

  • Top your child off safely. All children should wear helmets while skiing or snowboarding and it is also recommended that they be worn for sledding and ice skating. Studies have shown that 2 out of 5 skiing and snowboarding head injuries could of been prevented or at least made less severe with the use of a helmet.
  • Gear up. Before your kids go out, they should have on proper fitting warm clothes, goggles or a pair of wrap-around sunglasses, as well as gloves or mittens on their hands. Skiers and snowboarders should also wear wrist guards to reduce the chance of broken bones.
  • Size up sledding sites. Stay clear of obstacles like trees, poles and benches. Make sure that the sledding path does not lead to streets or highways. Use some common sense. Close to 6,000 kids per year are hurt while a sled is being pulled by a vehicle.
  • Skate on safe ice. Children should only skate on surfaces approved by police or recreation departments. They should also heed all warning signs about the ice conditions. Children should skate in the same direction as the crowd at all times, and should never, ever skate alone.
  • Keep an eye on kids. Watch your children while they are playing in the snow. Even older kids can benefit from adult supervision, depending on their maturity level. When an adult is not around, encourage children to stay with the other kids.

Following these outline tips will drastically reduce the chances that your child will be injured. Leave us your comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Let us know what other topics you would like to have discussed. Share this post with your family and friends. Remember to always praise your child.

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