Summer Sun Safety Tips
June 26, 2019
Beat the Heat this summer with these helpful Summer Sun Safety Tips:
Infants and children up to 4 years of age are at greatest risk for heat related illness.
The best defense is prevention:
- NEVER leave infants or children in a parked car.
- Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
- Schedule outdoor activities carefully, for morning and evening hours.
- Stay cool with cool showers or baths.
- Cover up. Clothing that covers your child’s skin helps protect against UV rays.
- Use sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and every time you and your child go outside.
- Stay hydrated- drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you are thirsty.
- Seek medical care immediate if your child has symptoms of a Heat_Related_Illness.
Just a few serious sunburns can increase you and your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life. Your child’s skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays whenever they’re outdoors.