HEATWAVE ALERT

FIVE ESSENTIAL TIPS TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE DURING A HEATWAVE 

Published By Moushumi Mahanta | 12 Jun, 2024
High temperatures and extreme heat can swiftly lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and potentially life-threatening heat stroke in children.
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Explore imaginative ways to encourage children to change their activities and prevent feelings of "cabin fever" or restlessness and irritability.
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Here are some tips to keep your kids safe during a heatwave:
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Hydration

Ensure frequent water intake, especially on hot days, and avoid giving water to infants under 6 months old.
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Clothing

Dress children in light-colored, loose-fitting clothes to prevent excessive heat absorption and sun damage.
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Rest

Plan for extra rest breaks during hot weather to combat fatigue and irritability.
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Cooling measures

Use cool baths, water mist, or swimming to help children cool down when they feel overheated.
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Car safety

Never leave children unattended in a car, as temperatures inside can rise dangerously even with windows open.
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