10 Summer Safety Tips For Kids

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10 Summer Safety Tips For Kids

Summer is right here in full swing, and it is the time to protect your children from the heat. Here are a few tips for parents to keep kids safe this season without taking the fun away.

Infants

1. Breastfeed or Bottle Feed More than Usual

2. Dress Them Up in Loose, Comfortable Clothing

3. For More than 6 Months Old, Give Boiled and Cooled Water, a Few Sips Every Hour

Toddlers and Older Kids

1. Coconut Water

Make tender coconut water a daily habit in the summer. Give them a glass in between playtime.

2. Buttermilk

Buttermilk in between meals can help to cool the stomach. Adding mint powder adds to the flavor and is very good for the hot weather.

3. Lemon Water

Lemon water can be given as refreshment to kids.

4. Aam Panna

Raw mango juice sweetened with jaggery has a great cooling effect and protects from heat strokes.

5. Hydrating Fruits and Vegetables

Adding watermelon, muskmelon, cucumber, zucchini, and other hydrating fruits and vegetables to daily meals helps to avoid heat in the body.

6. Water Breaks

Water is much needed to hydrate children, and they forget to sip water when they are busy playing. Encourage them to count the number of glasses and give them a small gift in the evening if they drink more water on a particular day. (We give star stickers, you can see what works for your kids.)

7. Encourage Indoor Play

Try to engage them indoors, especially to avoid playing in the sunlight between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8. Avoid Fried Food

Spicy, oily, and fried food should be avoided during summer.

9. Dress Kids Comfortably

Dress kids in light-colored, comfortable, cotton clothing in summer.

10. Summer Bag

Make a bag with a water bottle, mosquito repellent, hats, and sunglasses for outdoor play.

Summer is a fun time for kids, ensure your child follows the above mentioned tips to have a fun-filled summer.

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