What's Your Summer Safety IQ?
Sun safety, water precautions, perfect picnics … test your summer IQ with this BabyZone quiz!
Question 1 of 8
When is the best time for you and your family to stay indoors or make sure you have proper sunscreen protection to avoid heat and potentially dangerous sun damage?
|Between 9 AM and 5 PM|
|Between 9 AM and noon|
Between 10 AM and 4 PM
You should wear sunscreen outdoors at all times (even during cloudy days), but be especially careful between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM.
|It is summer! Be outside as much as possible|
|On a sunny day, all day long|
Question 2 of 8
What's the best way to avoid food poisoning at a summer picnic?
All of the above
Washing hands, eating fresh food (that's not been out more than three hours), and making sure foods are completely cooked all help prevent food poisoning.
|Wash your children's hands often with clear, running water when playing outside|
|Don't eat food that has been out for three hours or more|
|Make sure that foods are completely cooked before eating them|
|Only eat food that has been just served (and previously refrigerated)|
Question 3 of 8
What does SPF stand for?
|None of the above|
|Safe Protection Forever|
|Standard Protection Format|
Sun Protection Factor
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor.
Question 4 of 8
At what age can children safely use insect repellants containing DEET?
|At 9 months old|
|At 2 years|
At 2 months old
The AAP says children can begin safely using DEET protection at two months (but check with your pediatrician to find the best strength for your child).
|At any age, DEET is safe for all children|
Question 5 of 8
When is your child on a boat or near open water, he or she should wear:
|A safety belt|
An age-appropriate life preserver
Your child should always wear and age-appropriate life preserver when in a boat or near open water.
Question 6 of 8
When should you apply sunscreen to your child?
|As soon as you get outside on a sunny day|
|An hour before going outside|
|After you've been outside for at least 15 minutes|
At least 30 minutes before going outside, even when overcast
Correct Answer: Apply sunscreen to your child at least 30 minutes before going outside (even on cloudy days).
Question 7 of 8
Which of the following infections are most common during summer months?
|Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease|
Lyme disease is the most common of these summertime infections.
Question 8 of 8
When should a child hydrate while playing outside?
|Every 20 minutes|
|Only when he or she is thirsty|
|After completing an activity|
A, B, and D
To keep your child hydrated, be sure he drinks before outdoor activity, every 20 minutes during the activity, and again after completing the activity.
|Before beginning an activity|
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