Besides all of the school work that comes along with it, autumn is a fun time for kids. They can make giant leaf piles and pick out their favorite Halloween costumes.
However, fall safety is also very important. Make sure your nanny takes note of the following safety procedures to keep your children protected:
1. Prevent sickness
Autumn is almost here and before you know it, winter will be here as well. While you may cringe at the thought, there's nothing anyone can do to slow down the changing seasons. Because of that, it's best to just go with the flow and prepare accordingly.
If you've hired a nanny, put together a list of health and safety tips for them. One item you should include is getting their flu shot before the weather gets cold. Also, ensure that your children have had their annual checkup and been updated on their vaccinations.
2. Prepare for Halloween now
Many people don't like preparing for holidays months in advance because it takes away its allure. However, it's best to start thinking about Halloween safety now to ensure your children are safe when walking around at night. Ask yourself questions like:
- Are your children old enough to go trick-or-treating with a group of friends or should your nanny go with them?
- What areas do you want them to avoid?
- What is their curfew?
Have your nanny go over safety tips with them over the coming weeks so they become conditioned to following safety protocol.
3. Always keep the yard clean
Maybe during the summer you let yard clean-up slack a bit. If you do this in the fall, this could be a major safety hazard. Kids may not be able to see toys hidden under leaves, which could cause them to trip and injure themselves. Make sure you always clean up the yard.