When temperatures drop and the snow flies, kids are thrilled with the change in the weather. Eager for snow days that allow them free time to sled, make snowmen and build igloos, children give little thought to the added dangers that accompany winter. As a parent, it’s up to you to ensure that your youngsters take the proper steps to stay safe and healthy during winter. Here are ten must-know winter safety tips for kids.
1. Use sunscreen
If you thought you could put the sunscreen away after Labor Day, think again. Winter rays, particularly when reflected off of snow, are just as likely to cause sunburn as is summer sun. Ensure that you apply sunscreen to your children’s exposed skin before they head outside. Provide them with lip balm with sunscreen as well.