Summertime is a great time for kids to let loose and take a much needed mental break. Summertime can help kids to get a fresh perspective, get some physical activity, and form lasting memories with friends and family. However, some precautions should be taken to make sure that kids stay safe as they are enjoying themselves.
Take Precautions to Protect from the Sun
The feel of the sun on your skin is welcome, but too much sun can get dangerous. Putting sunscreen on your children is helpful, but it takes a little more vigilance to keep kids truly safe from the sun. Don’t let kids play uninterrupted in the water for hours, make sure they come into a shady area or building every so often to give their skin a break and cool down. Keeping adequate stores of water, coconut water, Gatorade, and other hydrating beverages around can help to protect against dehydration, too.