Backyard Bumps and Bruises: Outdoor Safety for Kids

Bumps, Bruises, and Bites oh my! These are just a few of the events children can come across when exploring the wild outdoors beyond their home. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over the course of a year about 9.2 million children take a trip to the emergency room for an accidental injury. Children spend most of their time outdoors exploring, gardening, playing games, and participating in sports. And while these activities can be fun, it is important to be prepared on how to help them when one of those unexpected injuries occurs. Injuries could range from minor wood splinters that require minimal care, all the way to metal puncture wounds. Take a look at the resources below to learn more about outdoor first aid and safety.