19 Jan Face It Friday: Snow Safety Tips
Face It® Friday: Snow Safety Tips
Whether you’re building a fifth snowman or counting down the days to Spring Break, we want to help make sure you and your family are staying safe and warm during all of the snow! Check out some tips below on snow safety!
1. Dress Bright. Dress your kids in bright (and warm) clothes to help drivers spot them. With snow comes slippery roads and less visibility. Make sure your little ones stand out to keep them safe.
2. Wash Hands Often. Snow days also mean being around family members nonstop. With the flu and other viruses on the rise, make sure you and your kids are washing your hands and toys often to prevent getting sick.
3. Take a Warm Up Break. Especially in low temperatures, make sure to take time and warm up inside to avoid frostbite. To prevent frostbite, remember the acronym C.O.L.D:
C—Cover hotspots with a hat and gloves or mittens to preserve heat.
O—Avoid overexertion. Bring kids in for periodic breaks.
L —Layers. Think loose-fitting, lightweight, and water-repellent.
D —Stay dry. If kids are sweating profusely or get snow in their shoes or boots, change them into dry clothes, socks, and foot gear immediately.
4. What About Sunscreen? Even though there is no beach in sight, kids can still sunburn in the snow. Snow reflects 80% of UV rays, so if your kid’s skin isn’t covered by coats, mittens, or scarves make sure it is covered in sunscreen!