Why is it Important to Continue a Consistent Sleeping Schedule During the Summer?

It’s important to keep a consistent sleeping schedule for children because it’s important to their development. In the summertime, it may be tempting to allow your child to go to bed later but that’s not necessarily a good thing. In fact, enforcing habits like going to bed earlier can improve your child’s behavior. This habit alone can help your child get along better with other children and reduce their chances of acting out. Keeping a bedtime routine and making sure your child is still going to bed at a decent time are two ways to continue their sleeping schedule into the summer.


Five Alternatives to Fireworks

Did you know Fourth of July activities like sparklers and fireworks can be dangerous to children? Here are five fun and affordable ideas you can use as alternatives:

  1. Ribbon Wands: http://bit.ly/1YyZ18F
  2. Toilet Paper Confetti Poppers: http://bit.ly/1nF5SK8
  3. Glow in the Dark Balloons: http://bit.ly/264YIbB
  4. Red White and Blue Slime: http://bit.ly/2sCx9Y0
  5. Painted Lawn Stars:http://bit.ly/297Fg64


What is Dry Drowning?

What is Dry Drowning?

Dry drowning occurs immediately after exiting the water and is easily confused with secondary drowning. Although similar in nature and symptoms. Dry drowning occurs when water enters the vocal cords whereas Secondary drowning occurs when water enters the lungs.

How does dry drowning happen?

Water gets into the vocal cords causing the chords to spasm and leading to suffocation.

What is One Way To Prevent Dry Drowning?

Teaching kids to swim is the number one defense against dry drowning. Tips from qualified instructors like keeping your mouth shut when jumping or diving into water can be the difference between life and death for your child.

What are some of the Warning Signs of Dry Drowning?

Warning signs for dry drowning can include trouble breathing, coughing, chest pain and choking. It’s important to pay attention to these symptoms while getting in and out of the pool this summer.