ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Take Care of Your Kids During Summers?

Updated on May 18, 2020
Kh swati profile image

As a mother of two daughters, I constantly worry about them. But providing them with these amazing tips is the best way out.

We all are busy fighting deadly Coronavirus, but another danger that is hovering over us is the onset of summers and it's various side effects especially in kids, in the form of infections. And now, our responsibility doubles as a parent to not only protect our kids from COVID but also from various other infections like chickenpox, measles, diarrhoea etc.

May-June means summer vacation in schools. The heat is considered the most dangerous in these months anyway. Particularly for children, in the summer, strong sunlight and hot winds can cause a lot of trouble. Summer has come in full swing in these months and these days of summer holidays are very difficult for both children and parents. These months bring with them many infections and diseases. They are children and they have got holidays from school, so obviously they will play and roam around. In such a situation, they may face a lot of problems. But a little attention and care can also make your child's summer fun and exciting.

Due to an increase in temperature, bacteria and fungus has become more active, due to which many infections may occur. In children, diseases like allergic asthma, diarrhoea and chickenpox becomes common in the season. The environment in cities and metros has become so polluted, that it is impossible to avoid allergies. In this case, take special care of children's food habits so that children's immunity is accelerated. With your proper care and understanding, your child can be both happy and healthy even this summer.

Just need to take care of these few precautions -:


Summers can be fun
Summers can be fun

Help them to stay hydrated

In summer, children usually drink juice, water, lemon water etc. outside the house. Stop children from consuming these things from outside. If the child goes out of the house, give him boiled, cooled and filtered water to drink. In the summer, there is usually a lack of water in the body of the children, which causes them to suffer from diarrhoea and dehydration. To protect children from such problems, give them homemade juices like lemonade, coconut water and beverages. You can also offer the children buttermilk, fresh fruit juice, milkshake, salads like cucumber etc. Make sure to give health drinks to the child for breakfast, this will keep your child fresh and energy level will also be maintained in it. These drinks also helps to restore the minerals and salts lost through sweating.

Avoid Children to Play in Afternoon

Irrespective of the weather, there is no impact on children's amusement and activities, as it is their summer holidays over which they have every right to play and take advantage. But keep in mind that your child should not play during strong sunlight in afternoons and at the time of hot winds. Let the child go out in the evening time only.

To prevent suntan you can follow these steps as follows

  • Use good sunscreen lotion to protect children's skin from sunlight. Apply it at least 15 minutes before going out.
  • Don't apply insect repellent cream and sunscreen at the same time.
  • If your child is playing in the sun for more than two hours than reapply the cream after wiping off the sweat.

Take Care of Kids in the Evening Time also

In the evening time of summers, mosquitoes and insects become relatively active, so while going outside with the child, do apply mosquito repellent. Dress your child in full-sleeved, loose and light coloured cotton clothes. They will not have any kind of skin infection nor will mosquitoes and insects come near to them. Common insects that can bite are mosquitoes, bees and wasps. While many of them are not serious bites but some of them can generate an allergic reaction, in which proper medical attention is required.

Protect From Hot and cold

It is often seen that the child comes moistened in sweat from the hot sun and heat, and as soon as he comes, he sits in front of the fan, cooler and the AC. This may adversely affect the health of this child. Like this, children come out of the heat after playing and drink cold water from the refrigerator. As after playing out in the sun will generate a lot of heat in the body. And if we drink cool iced water immediately, there will be a mismatch of temperatures which can cause infections of the throat and pain in the stomach as well. This is because ice-cold water comes as a shock to the body.

Wear sunglasses to prevent harmful UV rays
Wear sunglasses to prevent harmful UV rays

Protect the Eyes from Scorching Heat

The risk of conjunctivitis also increases in children during the summer season. Due to the strong rays of the sun, dust, pollution and dirt children can easily become a victim of this disease. Therefore, after a short interval of time in the summer season, keep washing the eyes of the children with cold water, due to this, there will be no dryness in the eyes of the children. Another important factor is the excessive usage of screen time in kids during the holidays, leading to more dryness in the eyes. Restrict the screen time and provide your kids with caps or a hat with a fringe and sunglasses with UV protection when going out.

Take care of the Hygiene also

It is very important to take care of the cleanliness of the child to avoid skin infections. During the summer, children should also get used to bathing twice a day. Children should wear only cotton clothes and change their clothes daily. Make sure that you bath your child with a medicated soap only. Before and after eating anything and when coming from outside, get his hands and feet thoroughly cleaned with soap.

Drink plenty of fluids especially homemade
Drink plenty of fluids especially homemade

Give Light Food in Summers

The digestive power of children also becomes weak during the summer season. Therefore, lack of water in the body of children, yellowing of the skin diarrhoea, feeling of nausea, stomach burning, vomiting, jaundice, typhoid etc. are common complaints of this season. So give the child a light and nutritious diet. Avoid giving your child outside food full of spices, fried and heavy food items. Give him homemade nutrients rich light food which will be easily digestible by him.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • sachnikh profile image

      Nikhil Sharma 

      11 months ago from India

      Pretty practical and useful tips to keep the children safe during summers. India is the country that faces massive heatwaves during the summer season, probably April to June.

      And this is the time when most of the children and elders need to take care of them properly. Whether it's about saving them from the scorching heat, keeping them hydrated, or keeping them safe while playing outside, all these tips are really useful.

      I strongly agree that every parent should follow these tips to take good care of their children during the summer days.

    • Kh swati profile imageAUTHOR

      Swati Khandelwal 

      11 months ago from Nainital

      Thank you Eric, hope you are doing good

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Quite interesting and informative. We just follow good hygiene and food and outdoors.

    • profile image

      Gopal Anand 

      11 months ago

      In our times we used to have multani mitti lape around the body and that layer got dried after some time then wash it with either running tap water or take a bath at a well or a Raver used to provide cool . these days it may not be easily available.Then consume lot of mangoes and kachhi lassi made of milk water, sugar and rooh afza,or thandai or shikanji to cool the body and hydration.

    • Kh swati profile imageAUTHOR

      Swati Khandelwal 

      11 months ago from Nainital

      Thanks for the valuable comments sir.

    • hmkrishna profile image

      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      11 months ago from South India

      It is really a combo article which gives summer engagements and personal care. Thank you for providing a careful list of precautions to be taken particularly for the children. Respiratory, digestive and external skin illnesses are haunting whenever we are on a changed routine. This article will be my reference whenever I go for outing, Ms Swati.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)