Health Tip: Protect Your Child From a Sports Injury

By on June 3, 2010

You and your athletic child should keep some safety rules in mind before the game starts.

The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions to help keep kids safe:

  • Make sure kids always wear protective gear that’s appropriate for the game. Examples may include goggles, a helmet, mouth guard or knee pads.
  • Make sure the gear is properly maintained.
  • Try to ensure that the playing surface is in good shape.
  • Kids’ sports should always be carefully supervised by an adult.
  • Make sure your child understands the rules and basics of the sport, and that the sport isn’t too challenging for the child.

Source: HealthDay

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