We’ve created this helpful guide that includes summer health and safety tips. So whether you’re holidaying abroad, going on family days out or simply enjoying the summer holidays with your little ones, you can all stay happy and healthy.
Even though it’s fantastic when the sunshine makes an appearance, it has its dangers if you’re out for too long or don’t take precautions. However, this doesn’t mean you or your family should avoid the sun completely.
Some exposure to sunlight does have health benefits, but only in very short bursts and not without applying sunscreen first . It’s also important to stay hydrated when the weather is warmer whether you’re outside or not.
Regularly drinking water will help you stay cool, as well as stopping you getting dehydrated.
There are plenty of sun safety tips to keep your children safe this summer, as they’re more at risk than adults .
Keep an eye on the weather for extremely hot days and take the right precautions to make the most of it.
Though it’s prime time to get out and have a picnic, the sun is at its strongest during the middle of the day. Try to stay in the shade as much as possible during these hours.
That doesn’t mean stay indoors all-day, just make sure everyone is coming back inside or into the shade to take a break from the heat.
Having warm weather essentials at-hand can make summer days out much easier. Pack a small bag with things you know you’ll need:
Keep an eye on the weather for extremely hot days and take the right precautions to make the most of it. The Met Office issues warnings if a heatwave is likely so you should have time to prepare.