Summer is literally right around the corner and with that comes fun in the sun! Swimming pool parties, the beach, camping, and sun, sun, sun. We know all to well that here in San Diego, along with summer fun comes some pretty hot temperatures. Like it or not, they are on the way, so before you hit the beach or start planning the kids summer activities, its always a good idea to refresh yourself with summer safety tips.
The first most and most common of all Summer fun downfalls is the popular heat exhaustion. It creeps up on you before you even know what’s going on. One minute your having the time of your life, the next you feel like your going to pass out. Symptoms of heat exhaustion could+ include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and confusion. If your child is showing any of these signs, immediately lie them down in a cool place, and slowly start giving them fluids. Seek medical care if the symptoms don’t stop quickly or your child’s body temperature is 103°F or higher. It is so darn important to drink, drink, and drink some more in warmer temperatures.
The next big one, that almost all of us can relate to is that nasty old sunburn. Oh how it hurts, itches and just ruins the fun. It can also be severely dangerous. Just one good burn can drastically increase your chances of skin cancer. Now weather you believe that or not, is it really worth putting your child at risk? Be religious about sunscreen when having outdoor fun, or even walking around at an amusement park. Remember, just because the sun is behind those gloomy clouds on some days, doesn’t mean it’s not doing it’s job sending harmful rays down to your skin. Sunscreen….don’t forget!
Do NOT, Do NOT, Do NOT EVER leave your kids in the car. Even if your running in the store for a quick moment. It is extremely dangerous and risky to leave them in the hot car, especially in the summer heat. On an 85 degree day, the temp in a car can climb to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes. So why not just let the A/C run, while your in the car? Oh please…use your head. Is that really the best idea…probably not. The best solution is …just don’t do it. If you have to run into a store or run and errand, just take them with you.
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