Tips for Taking Care of Your Kids in the UAE Summer

The UAE is renowned for numeral things including its summers.
During warm weathers, it is quite possible for the temperatures to cross 40 degrees Celsius. In order to have a safe fun-filled summer, you will need to prepare yourself for the heat!

Concerning your youngsters, an increased temperature might be very dangerous.
Infants and children up to 4 years are at greatest threat to skin or health issues due to hot climates. Therefore, you must focus on protecting them from the summer warmness in order to keep them in the pink.

Health & Skin Care

  • Constantly remind your children to drink More Water during hot summers for skin hydration.
  • Apply kids’ sunscreen to your children to avoid sunburns.
  • Bathe your children everyday if conceivable to get rid of all of the heat and the dirt their bodies have captured during the day.
  • Avoid taking your children outside during peak times for less exposing to augmented temperatures.

Summer Clothes
Symptoms of bad clothing choices:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Flushed cheeks
  • Damp hair
  • Constant rapid breathing.

Clothing tips:

  • Dress your youngsters with loose clothes that are made out of cool fabrics.
  • Avoid dressing them in tight clothing.
  • Avoid dark colors as well, especially black.
  • Accompany the clothes with a brimmed had during peak hours.
  • Wear cotton and light colored outfits.
  • Sandals or flip-flops and trainers are one of the best options for footwear.
  • Keep a change of clothes in case necessary.

Food & Nutrition
Make sure your children eat smaller meals more regularly.
The heavier a meal, the more energy the body needs to expend to digest it, making us feel more lethargic!

Some of the best Summer Foods that give the body the nutrition it needs without draining its digestive resources include the following:

  • Curd/ yogurt
  • Cold soups
  • Coconut water
  • Watermelon
  • Cucumber
  • Mint
  • Fresh Salads
  • Iced tea and other refreshing beverages
  • Green veggies
  • Melons
  • Lime water
  • Ice creams

Other Tips

  • Keep an atomizer spray in your bag so you can spray your children’s face with refreshing water any time they feel dry while playing outdoors; a wet towel can be helpful as well.
  • Put children sunscreen on their faces and bodies: Use a good broad-spectrum sunscreen with a mid-range spf and follow re-application instructions diligently to ensure that your kids remain protected from harmful UV rays that can cause skin irritation and rashes, wrinkles and fine lines and allergies.
  • Limit the outdoor play time during the peak hours and encourage them to enjoy the revitalizing weather in the early evening.
  • Never allow them to skip breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Make sure your minors eat nourishing nutrients that backs-up their physical activity. A bowl of oatmeal, fresh fruit & almonds, scrambled eggs or a cold glass of milk can do the trick.
  • Provide your children with sunglasses for the only reason that they block up to 99% of UV rays an avoid eye damaging.
  • Never leave your children in a parked car even if the windows are cracked open!
  • Protect your kids with effective insect repellent while playing outdoors.
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