Tuesday, July 9, 2019

How To Keep You And Your Kids Safe This Summer

Summer is upon us, and when the school semester ends, the fun can really begin for kids and parents alike. Spending quality time with your children is one of the greatest joys in life, and there's no better time for this than when the sun is shining and the hazy day stretches out before you. To make the most of summer, it's important that you all keep safe, happy, and healthy when the heat is on, so here are three simple tips to help you achieve exactly that.

Use Plenty Of Sunscreen

Sunny summer days are exciting, which is why we all, whatever our ages, love to charge outdoors when the hot weather arrives, but there's one thing you should always do first: apply the sunscreen. Sunburn is a very painful condition, but it can also contribute to serious long-term conditions, including skin cancer, so it's essential that you guard yourself and your children against it at all times. Children's skin can be especially susceptible to UV damage from the sun, so apply high factor sunscreen to your children before they head outside in summer, and they should also wear a sun hat. It's important to re-apply the cream or oil at regular intervals too, especially if they've been in the water, which could have washed it off.

Keep Hydrated

It's easy to forget when we're having fun in the sun just how important it is to keep hydrated. Focusing on hydration is especially important on hot days, simply because we naturally expend a lot of our natural water stores as a result of sweating, and that means that dehydration can occur rapidly. Expert tips on staying hydrated, whatever the weather, can be found at https://www.bevi.co/blog/tips-for-staying-hydrated/ so follow their advice and carry a reusable water bottle with you and hydrate regularly, even if you feel you don't need it. Early signs of dehydration can include dizziness, confusion and then nausea and distress, so never ignore these signs in yourself or your loved ones.

Stay Safe Around Water

We've seen how drinking water can be vitally important in summer, and indeed throughout the year, but another kind of water can bring danger to your kids. Children love to splash in the water, so whether you're by a poolside or the seaside keep your eye on them at all times when they're around water. Pay particular attention to safety warning notices and never allow your kids to enter the water if signs say that it's unsafe to do so. On beaches across America,  look out for warning flags: yellow flags warn of a medium hazard such as strong or hidden currents, but red flags warn of high danger – keep out of the water.
To keep safe in the sun, simply remember these three important strategies: apply sunscreen before going outside, and keep it topped up, also remember to keep hydrated by drinking lots of water, and stay safe around water by looking out for and heeding warning signs and flags. With these three steps followed, you and your kids could have a super summer.

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