Does your budding baseball catcher use heat-resistant gear? Do your football player’s shoulder pads wick away sweat to help control body temperature? Will gel pads in gloves ease the sting to your softball player’s hand? Do your junior athletes wear face shields made from titanium and stainless steel, and goggles tested for their specific sport?
‘No big deal,’ you think - ‘so what if my child doesn’t want to wear his helmet. He can go for a bike ride without it just this once.’ Or you get caught up in conversation at a pool party instead of keeping an eye on your toddler. It’s no surprise that accidents happen, even when we’re trying to be careful. But because we’re outside more and the days are longer, summer can be an especially dangerous time.
It’s time to head outdoors for activities not requiring gloves, snowsuits and toques! Whether you’re fleeing the city for cabins, cottages or campgrounds, or kicking back at home, here are some tips for playing it safe all season long:
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