The Suffolk County Au Pair in America cluster of Au Pairs gathered at Community Counselor, Cindy Garruba’s home to learn about Water & Summer Safety.
Every quarter the au pairs learn safety or childcare. This time it was about being safe with their host children around water. The main conversation was about preventing drowning. Living on Long Island, every au pair will be at the beach or a pool this summer. Learning to swim is the first step in water safety. Most of the au pairs in the group are experienced swimmers.
Au pairs also learned about identifying poison ivy, how to avoid it and what to do if their host child or they come in contact with it or develop the rash. We discussed ticks and the diseases they carry. Using sunscreen, when to apply, how to avoid sunburn and ways to treat it were also covered.