Keep your preschool age kids safe this summer with these simple tips to keep them cool and avoid heat related illnesses while at play.
For a child weighing 88 pounds, give your child at least 5 ounces of chilled tap water for every 20 minutes of play.
For a child weighing up to 132 pounds, provide at least 9 ounces of chilled water for every 20 minutes of activity.
And don't wait for your child to say she's thirsty before giving her water; thirst is often a sign that she is already dehydrated. Keep in mind, drinking additional water may cause your child to make more trips to the potty, but don't let that keep you from keeping her well-hydrated.
Check your local weather listings daily during the warmest months of the year to find out if a heat advisory is in effect for your area. During high heat days, plan for play before the sun is high or after the sun has begun to go down.
Read more about heat related illnesses here.