Make sure your kids are drinking plenty of water throughout the day to avoid dehydration, especially if they are participating in outdoor activities like sports or day camps. Encourage your child to carry a water bottle and set reminders for regular water breaks.
Create a cool indoor environment for rest time.
Both parents and kids may feel more tired in hot weather, so plan to take more breaks indoors and try to make your home as cool as possible
Use water to cool off.
When your child is feeling hot, a cool shower or bath can help cool them off. If you are heading out of the house, consider filling up a spray bottle so you can mist your kids on the go.
Organize water play activities like swimming, water balloons, sprinklers or playing in kiddie pools in the backyard. Make sure to supervise your children and practice water safety.
Make sure your kids wear light and breathable clothing.
Loose-fitting, light-colored and breathable clothing (like cotton) can help your child stay comfortable by allowing air circulation. But keep sun protection in mind, too! Absorbent material can help keep your kids cool and covered up from the sun to prevent sun-related skin reactions.
Don’t forget to apply sunscreen.
Limit outdoor activities during peak heat.
Try to plan your outdoor activities during the cooler times of the day like the early morning or late afternoon. The hottest part of the day is usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If your kids are participating in activities during that time, make sure they hydrate, take breaks and can cool off in water or indoors.