Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Summer Safety Tips from Boston's Floating Hospital for Children

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Floating Hospital for Children as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

One of the highlights of living in Boston is our access to some of the best medical care in the world including access to the Floating Hospital for Children. Today I'm partnering with them to share summer safety tips, a topic important to me especially as I have discoid lupus. Thankfully my children do not have it, but making sure they're sun safe is still top priority. 

The Floating Hospital for children is located in downtown Boston and prides itself on being an integral part of the community with local partnerships. It's a smaller hospital that allows for family-oriented care providing outstanding pediatric care including caring complex cancers, heart diseases, and traumas. Children are the passion behind Floating Hospital for Children proving that "You Don't Have to Be Big to Be Strong" shown in this video:

As I shared in my summer plans post earlier this week, I have lots of outdoor activities planned for my kids and Dr. Emory Petrack, chief of pediatric emergency medicine at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center offers these tips:

Thankfully with both my children we've only had to make 3 hospital visit - 2 for Nia that came close together (one of which involved swallowing a Mouse Trap ball) and the other for Grayson since we've moved to Boston for what I thought might require stitches but didn't. Growing up I have fond memories of my local hospital due to charity work I did there and my own visit getting my tonsils out, but as summer is upon us I'm glad the Floating Hospital for Children is taking a pre-emptive approach to helping families stay safe this summer season. I've shared before how it's a common misconception that people with dark skin can get sunburnt, but I'm this isn't true. It's important for everyone to apply sun screen and be careful of little one's sensitive skin especially. Keeping in mind the easy tips from Dr. Emory Petrack should make for an enjoyable summer! 

To learn more about Floating Hospital for Children including the interesting history of how it got it's name (yes, it was actually floating at one point!), visit their website: and follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter