Spring and Summer Safety

The months of May, June, July, and August are the most dangerous months for kids, with injuries and deaths peaking in July. You can help prevent your kids from getting injured this spring and summer by supervising them and insisting they use appropriate protective gear in all their activities. Remember, choose prevention over a trip to the emergency room.

  • Be familiar with the signs of heat illness —heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.  
  • Be sure to use sunscreen to help prevent sunburns and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
  • Biking is a great form of exercise in the summer but follow these tips on bike safety.


Reviewed by Debra Langlois, MD
Updated January 2020