Keeping your children safe during the hot weather

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Keeping your children safe during the hot weather

During the hot weather babies and young children can become very poorly.

Here are a few tips from the NHS on how to keep your child safe during the summer months.

Babies under 6 months should be kept out of direct sunlight and older children kept out of the sun as much as possible especially between the hours of 11 & 3.

Apply a sun cream of at least factor 15, make sure the product also protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

Like adults, babies and young children need to drink plenty of fluids to avoid becoming dehydrated.

Keep your child’s bedroom cool during the day by closing blinds or curtains. You can also use a fan to circulate the air in the room.

Keep nightwear and bedclothes to a minimum, see the chart below for a guide on what to put your child in during the night, when their room is of a certain temperature.

For more information please follow the link which will guide you to the NHS website.

 

https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/childrens-health/how-can-i-keep-my-baby-safe-during-hot-weather/?fbclid=IwAR13QOKDHbpbf-LQVl8-8lCdg12zwX5LktwKGY8aJ6nGK8ljQDRRXBJPpZk

 

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