Beat the heat this Summer!
Updated: Jun 22, 2022
Name a person who does not look forward to Summer? Grilling outdoors, relaxing pool days, and family vacations are just some of the things we look forward to the most, however, the one thing we aren’t always too careful about is making sure we’re “beating the heat” by protecting ourselves and our children!
During the Summer months of May-September, the heat is at an all-time high! When a child is exposed to warm, humid temperatures, internal temperatures will begin to rise. Heat-related problems occur when the body’s normal temperature-reducing mechanisms become overwhelmed and inefficient.
We all know how active and excited children can be about outdoor play and if they had a hand in helping to create your lesson plans, they’d schedule themselves to be outdoors at all times, however, that’s not reality nor is it safe.
Here are some signs of heat exhaustion:
• Heavy sweating
• Pale, cool skin
• Nausea and Vomiting
• Feeling weak
BE PROACTIVE! Four Things To Minimize Heat Exhaustion:
• Move the child to a cooler location
• Remove an article of clothing (if applicable)
• Lay child down and raise his or her legs 6-12 inches
• Spray water or apply cool, wet cloths to the Head, Neck, and/or Torso
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