With spring break quickly approaching, it’s important to think about safety considerations for the family. The many ERs throughout the country, where doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab work, see frequent avoidable injuries and accidents at this time of year.
If you’re heading to the beach, make sure that all babies under six months of age are kept out of the direct sunlight. If the sun can’t be avoided completely, it is acceptable to apply a small amount of sunscreen to the baby. Whenever possible, dress babies in lightweight clothing that covers their arms and legs and give them brimmed hats for protection.
When taking a family vacation, make sure that road safety is a priority. The use of seat belts and car seats should be strictly enforced. Dangerous driving behaviors, such as speeding, and texting while driving, should be avoided at all costs.
Dr. Josyann Abisaab and her colleagues wish you a healthy and happy spring break.