Use sunscreen. Sunburns happen, even on cloudy days. If you are going to be outdoors for more than a half-hour, use sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and long sleeves.
Wear long sleeves and pants to protect against sunburns and insect bites.
Take water breaks.
If your child complains about dizziness, headache, nausea or muscle cramps, she could be overheated or at risk for heat-related illness. Help your child lie down in a cool, shaded area with her feet raised. Give her water to drink, and wipe her face with a cool cloth if available.
Exposure to extreme heat can result in illness, injury and even death. Prevent heatstroke by remembering to ACT.
Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.
Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.
Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.