Summer is an enjoyable period for any child. End of school, long vacation, relief from homework, tests and exams, make children long for the summer holidays. You may have great plans for your kids this summer, be it swimming, barbecues, camping, boating, hiking or long family road trips. However, here are simple summer safety tips to ensure that your children have a safe summer with minimal risk.
Besides, the warm climate allows the child play in the outdoors. The sun is direct upon us during the summer, and it only gets hotter every year making it difficult to venture outside more often. As summer temperatures rise, more kids are at risk, so ensuring summer safety tips, help the children enjoy the vacation with a lot more fun.
Beat the Heat
Children are exposed with the risk of dehydration during summer. Especially, kids under the age of four years are prone to heat related diseases, such as heat stroke and severe de-hydration. Make sure the kids are adequately hydrated. When kids refuse to drink more quantity of water, find a replacement. You can provide them colorful fresh fruit juices, tender coconut and of course, water based fruits.
Schedule outdoor games only in the morning and evening. You can have the afternoon hours for creative play indoors or watching some movies. Make sure that they wear loose and soothing fabric in light and pastel shades. Do not let them wear synthetics and don’t let the children play during the mid-noon. Also, ensure that they shower at least twice daily. Heat related diseases, if untreated can be fatal.
Be wary about Swimming
The shocking fact about swimming related deaths in children is alarming. Dying during swimming due to lack of proper care or attention is the second main reason for child death aged from one to 14 years. Getting swimming lessons for children is highly recommended. It is one of the best ways to keep the kids cool and comfortable from the rays of the sun. Ensure there is a supervisor to keep an eye on your child to avoid any accidents in the pool.
General Summer Safety Tips
Do not leave the child alone in the car even if it is for five minutes!
Do not let the child go near a microwave (when it is being used) or even when you are grilling something.
Ensure that the children wear sunscreen or a moisturizer lotion to avoid being sunburns. Although cosmetics and skin care products are not recommended to be used on kids, you can always consider organic products.
Employ these tips and review summer safety with your kids, because when it comes to warm summer days, keeping kids safe is a daunting task.