5 Summer Safety Tips for Parents in New York

Children sitting on safe SYNLawn playground turf in New YorkSummer is in full swing, which means families in New York are spending more and more time outdoors. Whether you and your family are laying poolside or enjoying a backyard barbeque, you should be well protected from common summer concerns. SYNLawn New York wants to help your family get more quality time with less worry. From safe playground surfaces to pest control, our artificial grass products can help you get off to a great start! Our safety tips will keep your children healthy and happy this summer, and many more seasons to follow.

Water Safety
One of our favorite ways to relax is by the pool or lake. There is no better way to cool down on a hot summer day than playing in the water. As fun as this is, it’s also important to use caution around any body of water. Parents should make sure their child is visible at all times, even if there is a lifeguard on duty. We also recommend formal swimming lessons to teach children the basics of swimming, as well as water safety tips. These lessons are designed to get your children comfortable in and around the water.

Keep Pests Away
There’s nothing worse than realizing you’ve been attacked by mosquitos after it’s too late. Pests like this can bother our children, while pests like fleas and ticks can affect our pets. SYNLawn New York offers artificial grass made with premium synthetic materials that can help deter some of these pests. Natural grass provides the ideal environment for fleas and ticks to thrive. Our backyard turf deters these pests, keeping the entire family healthy!

Sun Protection
UV rays are fine in moderation for adults, but the same amount of sun that is okay for you can actually be harmful for your child’s sensitive skin. We encourage parents to practice sun protection in every way they can. Sunscreen is a great first barrier. Remember to reapply every two hours, or every hour if you’re in the water. Long sleeve swim shirts and brimmed hats make great sun protection as well.

The sun’s rays can also wreak havoc on our children’s playgrounds or backyard play areas. Other playground surfaces can heat up quickly during the summer, which is uncomfortable and dangerous for children to play on. Our playground turf offers a safe, cool place to play all summer long! Using innovative HeatBlock technology, SYNLawn artificial grass will reduce the amount of heat build-up on your backyard surfaces.

Injury Prevention
Make sure your backyard areas are well equipped to handle your busy children this summer. The surface under swing sets and playground will see a lot of action – and likely a lot of falls, too! The key is to reduce injuries when your child trips or tumbles. SYNLawn playground safety surfaces provide a soft place to land that absorbs the impact. This pour-in-place system is great for backyards, as well as daycares, schools and parks. Our safe surfaces truly stand the test of time. Relax while your little ones play – SYNLawn can handle the rest!

Stay Hydrated
Frequent water breaks are a must this summer! Dehydration can be very dangerous to children and adults alike so there’s no opting out of this one. Remember to drink plenty of water before, during and after your outdoor activity. Take a break to drink water every 15 to 20 minutes to stay properly hydrated. Water can also be kept in spray bottles and misted around the play area to keep kids cool.

Make this summer one to remember! Follow our outdoor tips to keep your family happy and healthy. Don’t forget to request a free quote to install the most durable, safest playground turf available!