10 Ways to Keep Your Child Hydrated in the Summer
Kids’ bodies dehydrate at much faster rates than adults’. They need to stay hydrated, particularly in the summer heat, but that doesn’t mean we should grab them a juice or whatever’s nearby. The sugar content in juice slows fluid absorption and can actually aggravate dehydration!
Here are the ten best ways to keep your kids hydrated and, more importantly, how to keep them interested in the almost-constant liquids you should be offering them on the hottest days of summer.
What’s Your Sun Safety IQ?
These questions sound simple enough, especially if you’re as well-versed in the basics as you should be – but a couple of questions may trip you up! Test out your sun safety knowledge with this interactive quiz. The best part of the quiz is that you’ll see instantaneously whether you’re right or wrong. It’s a fun way to check that you’re doing the most for yourself and your kids when it comes to sun protection.
The kids are revving up for summer vacation, and so is the sun! As we bask in the bright rays, it’s important to remember that our fun today carries consequences for tomorrow. It’s not just sunburn you have to worry about. You have to be concerned about heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and, in the long term, skin cancer.
Skin cancer seems to be on the rise. The American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from it. Your kids may have a good 60, 70, or 80 summers ahead of them! That’s plenty of time for UV rays to take their toll, so you need to start thinking about protecting them now.
Here’s to hoping for many safe summers ahead! This week, we’ll be sharing important information on sun safety, especially for youngsters. Topics include sunburns, dehydration and hydration, and skin cancer. Don’t forget to pass on what you learn.
We’re excited for summer activities, and we encourage you to get outdoors! Be sure to keep sun, pool, and outdoor safety foremost, especially if you have little ones who are more susceptible to damage and danger. This week, we’ve shared some tips on staying safe in the outdoors:
They are all easy reads that provide important, comprehensive information. Please refer back to them as references as you enjoy summer vacation. If you need products to keep your little ones safe, you know where to look! KidSafe, Inc. has plenty of items for safety on the go.