Happy 4th to all CS readers in the United States! I’m not sure yet how I’ll be celebrating the mid-week break, but I hope a bbq and great fireworks will be involved :).
On this holiday, ensure your children stay safe.
- Kids should never play with fireworks.
- If you give kids sparklers, make sure they keep them outside and away from the face, clothing, and hair. Sparklers can reach 1,800° Fahrenheit (982° Celsius) — hot enough to melt gold.
- Always use fireworks outside and have a bucket of water and a hose nearby in case of accidents.
- Steer clear of others — fireworks have been known to backfire or shoot off in the wrong direction. Never throw or point fireworks at someone, even in jest.
- Don’t allow kids to pick up pieces of fireworks after an event. Some may still be ignited and can explode at any time.
Read about these tips and more by Dr. Steven Dowshen at KidsHealth