Summer Sun Safety Tips

Summer Sun Safety Tips

Beat the Heat this summer with these helpful Summer Sun Safety Tips:

Infants and children up to 4 years of age are at greatest risk for heat related illness.

The best defense is prevention:

  • NEVER leave infants or children in a parked car.
  • Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully, for morning and evening hours.
  • Stay cool with cool showers or baths.
  • Cover up. Clothing that covers your child’s skin helps protect against UV rays.
  • Use sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and every time you and your child go outside.
  • Stay hydrated- drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you are thirsty.
  • Seek medical care immediate if your child has symptoms of a Heat_Related_Illness.

Just a few serious sunburns can increase you and your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life.  Your child’s skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays whenever they’re outdoors.