3 Summer Safety Tips For Sun And Heat

3 Summer Safety Tips For Sun And Heat

Posted on June 5, 2019 by Ladybug Child Care Center
Picture of three children having fun in the summer sun.

🎵🎵“Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun

Please shine down on me…”🎵🎵

We’ve heard that song so many times we could sing it by heart! Our little bugs love being out in the sun and we love to watch them have fun.

As much as we encourage children to play outside, it’s still important to be cautious in the sun and heat. Here are three things you can do to be safe all summer long:

1) Hats & Sunglasses

Summer accessories are so cute and helpful! Hats keep the sun off their necks and faces while sunglasses keep their eyes from getting burned. Yes, eyes can get sunburned and it’s very uncomfortable, so be careful!

2) Sunscreen & Shade

The sun’s ultraviolet rays could have harmful long-term consequences on your child’s skin, including melanoma. Looking at it more optimistically, it’s still painful to get a sunburn!

Sunburn can happen in fewer than 15 minutes. For children over 6 months old, always use broad-spectrum suntan lotion with an SPF rating of 30 or higher. If your child is playing in the water, re-apply the sunscreen after about 40 minutes.

If your baby is younger than 6 months, avoid sunscreen in favor of shade if possible. If you can’t find shade, then use a small amount of sunscreen containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide to avoid skin irritation.

Learn more about infant sun protection here.

3) Hydration & Lighter Clothing

Sometimes the little ones seem invincible and nothing can slow them down. Drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day will help avoid overheating and dehydration. It’s also a good idea to make sure the little bugs have their skin covered as much as possible.

If you plan on having the kids wear shorts and t-shirts, then make sure they’re covered in sunscreen. If you’re planning on having them dressed in long sleeves, choose light and breathable clothing to help reduce the risk of heat rash and heatstroke.

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Choosing childcare is one of the most important decisions you can make during your child’s early years. It can be an agonizing process filled with difficult questions and feelings.

At Ladybug Child Care Center, we understand how difficult this decision can be — but we also know how rewarding the right childcare choice can be for both parents and their child.

Everything we do at Ladybug is designed with your child in mind, from our individualized and nurturing infant program to our caring and stimulating toddler and preschool curricula. We also offer programs for our school-aged children through our AdventureCentre.

Ladybug is all about meeting the individual needs of your child. When we meet the individual needs of your little bug, we are meeting your needs as a parent.

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