Staying safe in the sun

1st May 2019

We all like to enjoy the sunshine when its here in England. Spending time at the park, in the garden and enjoying an ice cream is what summer is all about but. . .

We must stay safe! The sun can be very dangerous especially to young children and its important to take all the precautions in order to enjoy the sunnier weather but enjoy it as safely as possible.

Top tips 

  • try to stay out of the sun during the peak hours of the day between 11am and 3pm
  • Wear a sun hat and try to cover up sensitive parts of the skin
  • protect your eyes with sunglasses
  • try to stay in the shade as much as possible
  • drink plenty of water
  • wear lots of sun cream and top it up regularly

If you’re out in the hot sun it’s easy to get heat exhaustion. Children get heat exhaustion when their bodies can’t cool themselves fast enough. A Child with heat exhaustion might feel overheated, tired, and weak. It can come on suddenly and leave them feeling tired for days afterwards.

Heat stroke is a more serious heat-related illness and can cause someone to stop sweating; to have red, hot skin; and to have a high temperature. The person might become uncoordinated, confused, or even lose consciousness. It requires emergency medical attention.

We hope you all enjoy this lovely summer but be careful.

The team at Daybreak Nurseries

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