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?
|It is summer! Be outside as much as possible|
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.
|On a sunny day, all day long|
|Between 9 AM and 5 PM|
|Between 9 AM and noon|
Question 2 of 8
What's the best way to avoid food poisoning at a summer picnic?
|Don't eat food that has been out for three hours or more|
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|
|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?
|Standard Protection Format|
|None of the above|
|Safe Protection Forever|
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 any age, DEET is safe for all children|
|At 9 months old|
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 2 years|
Question 5 of 8
When is your child on a boat or near open water, he or she should wear:
An age-appropriate life preserver
Your child should always wear and age-appropriate life preserver when in a boat or near open water.
|A safety belt|
Question 6 of 8
When should you apply sunscreen to your child?
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).
|As soon as you get outside on a sunny day|
|After you've been outside for at least 15 minutes|
|An hour before going outside|
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?
|After completing an activity|
|Only when he or she is thirsty|
|Before beginning an activity|
|Every 20 minutes|
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.
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