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Volume 7 Issue 3 Page 2 of 2
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Safety Quiz Answers
1. C. Many types of insect killers and other products used in the garden can be poisonous, even if your child hasn't swallowed it. In this case you should wash off the chemicals, remove contaminated clothing, and call Poison Control (1-800-222-1222) for further help.
2. D. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends 'touch supervision' of younger children when they are in the water, with an adult staying within arms' length at all times, it is it recommended by parents that the nanny should always be in "touch supervision" position inside the pool with young children, never be outside the pool.
3. C. The SPF determines how long you can stay in the sun without burning, so you would need a sunscreen with SPF 15 in this case. 15 x 15 minutes = 225 minutes (just over 3 hours). An SPF of 10 would provide only 150 minutes (10 x 15 minutes) of protection. Remember that you should still reapply sunscreen about every 2 hours anyway or sooner if they have been swimming or sweating a lot.
4. C. You should usually apply sunscreen to your children 30-45 minutes before they go outside. If you wait too long before applying sunscreen, your children will be unprotected until the sunscreen begins working. Since sunscreen should usually be reapplied every 2 hours, putting it on 2-3 hours before going outside is too soon.
5. B. For a first degree burn, you should usually run cool water over the burned area or place a cold compress on the area. Call your Pediatrician unless the burn is very minor.
6. B . The AAP recommends against formal swimming lessons for children under age 4. Lessons or aquatic programs for infants and toddlers can be fun, but don't decrease your child's risk of drowning. Young children should not be left unsupervised around water, even if they know how to swim.
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7. D. Children (and adults) should wear an age appropriate lifejacket when on the water.
8. D. To avoid food poisoning, your children should wash their hands frequently; avoid foods left out for more than 2 hours.
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Summer Reading Suggestions
(Compiled from the American Library Association's Notable Books of 2007 list; for more information visit www.ala.org)
For younger readers: "Once upon a Banana" By Jennifer Armstrong. A runaway monkey discards a banana peel, setting in motion a hilarious sequence of events in this nearly wordless picture book, punctuated by a series of rhyming street signs.
For middle readers: "All in Just One Cookie" By Susan E. Goodman. Have you ever thought about where that chocolate-chip cookie came from? As Grandma bakes her cookies, Cat and Dog learn about each ingredient, from butter to chips.
For older readers: "The Runaway Princess" By Kate Coombs. By competing in the contest herself, Princess Meg foils her father's plans to marry her to the prince who destroys a dragon, a witch, and a group of bandits.
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