Summer month has come and soon will go (I hope so, as I really don’t like being sweaty and hot, haha) Please take some time to read it for the little darlings.
In case of heat stroke (which children are prone to) remember the following guidelines:
- lay them down in a cool place – such as a room with air conditioning or somewhere in the shade
- remove clothing expose as much of their skin as possible
- cool their skin –use whatever you have available, such as a cool, wet sponge or flannel, cold packs around the neck and armpits, or wrap them in a cool, wet sheet
- fan their skin while it’s moist – this will help the water to evaporate, which will help their skin cool down
- get them to drink fluids – this should ideally be water, fruit juice or a rehydration drink, such as a sports drink or dioralyte
* Please be vigilant during the summer months as heat exhaustion and heat stroke are prevalent in small children.
*Please wear them protective hats that shades the neck too, and apply lots of sun block.
*Please be aware of potential danger and check forecast regularly for awareness.
Stay out of the heat
- Stay indoors or keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm.
- If going out in the sun, walk in the shade/ use an umbrella for shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat and light scarf.
- Avoid extreme physical exertion.
- Wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes, or let the little child can go naked.
Cool yourself down
- Have plenty of cold drinks, and avoid excess alcohol, caffeine and hot drinks (as this causes dehydration)
- Eat cold foods, particularly salads and fruit with a high water content.
- Take a cool shower or bath.
- Sprinkle water over your skin or clothing, or keep a damp cloth on the back of your neck.
*Summer months are nice but can be a bit over rated sometimes, so please keep the guidelines in mind:)