How to beat the heat and enjoy the summer with your toddler

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Nathaniel took his t-shirt off due to intense heat.

Beating the heat is one way you and your toddler could best enjoy summer together. Summer is a time to have fun and create new memories and adventures. However, it’s also a time when you, as a parent, should be more careful and wary as there are still inevitable hazards leading to accidents or injuries, for example, that could result from being careless.

Sure, there are lots of wonderful things to experience during summer. But it also calls for clever ideas that could keep you and your toddler cool and safe throughout. The following tips should be considered in order to have a good, safe, full of fun, and memorable summer experience of your life with your toddler:

DON’T FORGET TO KEEP HIM AND YOU HYDRATED

The intense summer heat could rapidly reduce fluids in the body through excessive sweating. When your toddler is hyperactive, it means he could sweat a lot more than the normal ones do.

Loading up on thirst-quenching drinks rich in electrolytes is advisable. But consuming more natural fruit juices is ideally the best.

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Applying a sunblock lotion before going out into the sun.

DRESS HIM AND YOU FOR THE SEASON

Wear cotton, bright-colored clothes. It should be as light weight as possible. You could also make your toddler try the topless when it has to (it’s one way to keep the body release some excess heat.)

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Natnat held his cousin Andrea’s hands as they tried to wade into deep waters together.

PROTECT HIM FROM THE HARMFUL ULTRAVIOLET RAYS OF THE SUN

Use or apply sunblock or sunscreen before going out into the sun. It could either be a lotion or a cream. Make sure that it has at least SPF (Sun Protection Factor) 45 and reapply as needed. As for the eyes, wearing sunglasses is a must to protect the eyes from the damaging rays of the sun.

KEEP A FIRST AID KIT

Aside from food and water, don’t forget to always bring with you a first aid kit wherever you go. You could never tell, but toddlers could get cuts and scrapes so it’s better to prepare for the worst. You should keep with you a list of emergency numbers as well, just in case.

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Nathaniel was learning to ride the “salva vida.”

AVOID TOO MUCH SUN EXPOSURE BETWEEN 10AM TO 3PM

Sun exposure between 10 AM to 3PM is considered a danger zone. It could cause heat stroke to individuals with delicate health conditions. There is also a great risk for an individual to get skin cancer with too much sun exposure within this hour range.

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