Summer Heat Safety

As I went to pick up the T’s from daycare, I could not help but notice how stifling hot it was outside! While I was driving and sweating, my mind wandered to many of the high profile cases where children were left inside sweltering hot cars. Sure, we have all seen the signs on the interstate or at the local grocer reminding us to, “Double Check.” While these reminders are very important, we have to keep in mind that the car is not the only thing that poses a risk to our little ones. It could be a hot day at recess or the church car wash fundraiser. Either way, our loved ones rely on us to keep them cool and hydrated.

Below are some tips on how to stay safe this summer.
– Never leave infants or children in a parked car, even if the  windows are open.

– Never leave pets in a parked car. They can suffer heat-related illness too.

– Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.

– Seek medical care immediately if your child has symptoms of heat-related illness.

For more information on heat, infants, and children or to learn more about the symptoms of heat related illness please visit the Centers for Disease Control’s website.
http://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/children.html

Source: The Centers for Disease Control

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