Outdoor Safety

Make the most of your family time outdoors with these ideas for being safe at the pool, on the bike path, and more.

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4-Year-Old Dies From Dry Drowning a Week After Swimming: Here's What Parents Need to Know

One heartbroken family is courageously sharing what happened to their beloved son in the hopes of helping others recognize the symptoms of dry drowning.

U.S. Coast Guard Rescues 'Brave Little Girl' from Inflatable Raft After She's Swept Out to Sea

"She did a great job of staying on her raft that was not a lifesaving device and could have easily tipped over at any moment," the Coast Guard said.

Sun Protective Clothing for Kids: Cute Parent-Tested Picks

Don't just rely on sunscreen alone! Check out our top picks for sun protective swimsuits, shirts, and accessories to provide the extra coverage your kids need to stay safe outside this summer.

The Differences Between Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac

How do you distinguish between these poisonous plants, and what’s the best way to treat rashes that appear after touching them? We spoke with experts to find out.

More Outdoor Safety

What Parents Need to Know About Blue-Green Algae Poisoning

If swallowed, blue-green algae can cause serious gastrointestinal and respiratory problems. Here’s how to keep children and dogs safe when swimming in ponds and lakes, plus photos of toxic algae so you know what to look for.

Pregnant Minnesota Mom Saves Little Boy from Drowning as She Was Teaching Her Own Son How to Float

Stephanie Swedberg is now reminding other parents about the importance of swim lessons for children.