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Add safety checks to your spring to-do list

Spring cleaning is the perfect time to check products that keep your family safe and healthy.

Spring Flowers GraphicDr. Melissa Hessel, a pediatrician, recommends these safety checks to ensure a fun, healthy spring and summer:

  • Car seats
  • Pool and water equipment
  • Sun safety
  • Bike helmets
  • Sports safety gear
  • Hydration

Ask yourself these questions as you declutter:

  • Can it safely be used another season?
  • Does it need to be repaired, adjusted or replaced?
  • Am I missing any important safety equipment?

Download the full checklist and keep reading for links to more Shine365 safety stories.

Download spring safety checklist

 

More safety information

These Shine365 stories provide more detailed information about safety checks listed in the chart:

Visit the pediatrician

Besides checking health and safety products, make an appointment with your child’s pediatrician if you haven’t already.

Well-child visits become yearly at age three. Annual appointments are important even if kids aren’t sick. The pediatrician will check your child’s growth and development.

While you’re there, ask your child’s pediatrician any child safety questions you have.

Request an appointment for a well-child visit.

Preview of Safety Checklist

Download the spring safety checklist (PDF)

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