Heatwave Precautions for Children

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Heatwave Precautions for Children
Heatwave Precautions for Children

The summer season also brings with it heat waves, which can lead to various health problems. Older than this, even children remain helpless and troubled. During this time the chances of children falling sick increases considerably. This happens only because children are more sensitive to temperature changes and they also start dehydrating quickly. After this, they also face problems in doing normal routines like going to school and playing outside. If your children also become victims of heatwaves very quickly during the summer season, then we are going to tell you about some such tips, with the help of which you can take better care of them.

Tips to protect kids from heatwave

Hydration is the first thing to protect children from heat stroke. Children get dehydrated more quickly than adults. So make sure that your child is consuming plenty of water. Whether your child is six months old or ten years old. Make sure they are taking in plenty of fluids, from breastfeeding to drinking water.

Room Temperature
Room temperature plays an important role in protecting the baby from heatwaves. So try to keep the room temperature cool. For this one cannot depend on fan, use air conditioner, cooler or humidifier. Never leave a child alone in a hot car, even for a short time. The temperature inside the car can rise rapidly, which can be dangerous or even fatal for them.

Sun Protection
Babies have delicate and sensitive skin, which can get burnt easily in heat waves. So apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30 on their hands, face, neck and any other exposed areas. Consult a dermatologist to choose the right sunscreen for the baby. Also use a cap and sunglasses to protect their eyes and face from the sun’s rays.

Cold Shower
Cold showers can effectively help protect babies from heat waves. This will give relief to the child from the coolness and scorching heat. But note that avoid using very cold water as it can make their body shiver.

The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

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