popular topics in outdoor safety

  • family flying drone
    Entertainment and Activities
    5 Drone Safety Tips for Your Family
    Is your tween or teen asking for a drone for a holiday gift this year? You’re not alone. Otherwise known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), drones have become all the rage for kids and adults alike, due to their increasing affordability, advan...
    Haden Kirkpatrick
  • baby sleeping in car
    Heat-Related Safety
    Preventing Hot Car Deaths: 6 Facts & Tips for Parents
    Every year, between 30 and 50 children in the U.S. die from overheating in a vehicle. Most of those deaths are the result of a parent or caregiver forgetting a child — usually a sleeping baby or toddler — in the car on a warm or hot day. You ...
    Erin Dower
  • young girl swimming underwater
    Pool Safety
    Reviving Someone Who Has Drowned or Swallowed Water
    First Things First: If you suspect someone is drowning, notify a lifeguard and call for help. Do not waste anytime.  Rescue is only half the job. Reviving someone who has drowned or swallowed water is the other half, and it's equally importa...
  • Mom and baby sitting under umbrella at the beach
    Sun Safety
    Best Sun-Safety Practices for Babies
    The sun's UV rays can be damaging year round, even when it is cloudy or cold, and your baby's thin skin burns much easier than an adult's does. Follow these sun-safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe in the sun throughou...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Toddler playing with garden hose outside
    Outdoor Safety
    10 Simple Steps to Avoid Summer Hazards
    Warm weather and schedule-free days make summer the most relaxing time of year, but it can also pose some hazards if you aren't careful. Keep your kids and family safe during these carefree days with this simple summer safety guide. And don't for...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Family of four hiking along trail
    Tick Bites
    6 Tips to Avoid Ticks
    Ticks are small, eight-legged bugs, usually brown or black in color. They are the second leading carrier of diseases to humans, second only to mosquitoes. Warm summer weather makes ticks more active, so it is important to be extra vigilant when s...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Heat-Related Safety
    Hot Tubs and Infants
    It is not safe to bring a five-month-old into a whirlpool or jacuzzi-type bath that has a high temperature. ...
  • Kids
    Sun Safety
    No Such Thing as "Sunblock": Labeling Rules for Sunscreens
    No Such Thing as "Sunblock": Labeling Rules for Sunscreens Did you know the words "waterproof," "sweatproof," and "sunblock" can no longer be used on sunscreen labels? Recent rules implemented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are a...
    Erin Dower
  • Young football players line of scrimmage
    Head Injuries
    Young Athletes at Risk for Concussions
    If your child plays an organized sport, you know the importance of wearing a helmet. But, new reports show your child's risk of getting a concussion are higher than ever before. Do you know what signs and symptoms to look for if your child suffer...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Water Safety
    Safe to Swim? How to Prevent Recreational Water Illness
    Safe to Swim? How to Prevent Recreational Water Illness There's no better way to cool off on a hot day than with a swim. Swimming is a great way for kids to stay active and have fun during summer vacation, but it comes with some risks, too. Wheth...
  • Kids
    Playground Safety
    Safe Surface Materials for Playgrounds
    Safe Surface Materials for Playgrounds Gadget Guide Permanent rubbery mats are typically installed over concrete or asphalt as a foundation. Loose fill, like wood chips or gravel, however, should never be installed on concrete or asphalt. Safety...
  • Kids
    Heat-Related Safety
    Keeping it Cool: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses in Kids
    Keeping it Cool: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses in Kids With summertime right on the doorstep, most kids are looking forward to sunshine and outdoor activities. And while many parents are well-versed on the importance of sunscreen and skin pro...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Outdoor Safety
    Safety Tips for Hiking and Camping
    Safety Tips for Hiking and Camping Hiking is an ideal warm weather activity for families. It gives you and your kids a chance to be active, explore nature, and spend time away from the lure of television and video games. Whether you're planning o...
  • Kids
    Sun Safety
    What's Your SPF IQ?
    Sunburn is a year-round concern. Take the quiz to find out how much you know about sun protection. ...
  • Sun Safety
    Safest Sunscreens for Kids
    Are you looking for a natural, mineral-based sunscreen for your child? The EWG recently updated their list of best chemical-free sunscreens for 2018. And check out our Staff Picks video highlighting our editor's personal favorites! Editor's Note...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Playground Safety
    Playing Hard, Playing Fast: Taming Your Preschooler
    Playing Hard, Playing Fast: Taming Your Preschooler At the playground, your preschooler is safest when playing alone. She tests her physical limits, but for the most part stays within them. So let your four-year-old set her own challenges and t...
  • Certificates and Rewards Printables
    Certificate for Riding a Bike Without Training Wheels
    Print out this certificate to congratulate your child for riding his bike without the training wheels! ...
  • Kids
    Outdoor Safety
    Camping Cautions
    Camping Cautions Safety Savvy If your kids will be wading in creeks, take along extra tennis shoes they can wear to protect their feet from broken glass and sharp rocks. Or buy water shoes or socks with tough soles. Gadget Guide Have your child ...