American Baby Magazine Wants Your Summer Safety Stories!

This is from my friend Ellen who writes for American Baby Magazine, please contact her should you have any anecdotes, at eparlapiano@optonline.net!  You may see your name in print in the magazine!

She’s looking for “your best summer safety trick/strategy for water safety, sun safety, yard safety, food safety, park/playground safety.” Read below to find out more!

I’m doing a story on summer safety and first aid, and looking for moms with kids 2 and under to share some quick anecdotes/experiences/challenges in trying to keep their young children safe in summer. We will be covering water safety, bugs, sun, plants (like poison ivy), the park/playground ; and the back yard (grills, lawnmowers, etc…).

I’m not looking for horror stories (we really want to put a positive spin on the importance of summer safety), but I’m interested in hearing about:

** a time your child had a close call, but you were prepared.

**a close call that surprised you…maybe a hazard you didn’t think about or expect

**Your tips for keeping kids safe in summer
— Maybe how you keep curious kids from touching bees or spiders, or poison ivy

–How you get a wiggly toddler to wear sunscreen

–Tricks for keeping toddlers and babies safe at the pool or beach

I WILL be able to use your name if I mention you. Feel free to pass along to your friends!

If you have a story to share, please email me ASAP at eparlapiano@optonline.net

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