Tips to keep kids cool during times of excessive heat

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The valley has been experiencing it’s hottest week of the year, so far. In fact, there was an excessive heat warning issued for the Las Vegas valley.

But despite the hot temps, Charlie Frias Park was busy all day Tuesday. With temperatures in the triple digits, many parents and children chose the splash pad as a way of cooling off.

However, there are things parents should do to make sure they protect themselves and their kids from the hot temps.

Tips to beat the heat:

  1. Drink plenty of water: One good rule of thumb is to take your body weight, divide it by two, and that’s the bare minimum ounces of water you should drink every day.
  2. Protect from heat stroke, which can cause hot and dry skin and a loss of consciousness.  To avoid a heat stroke take regular breaks in a cool, shaded space when outside.
  3. Wear light clothing.
  4. Avoid being outside when the sun is the most intense, which is between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

It’s also important to keep pets safe this summer by keeping them inside as much as possible, and walking them early in the morning or late in the evening when the pavement isn’t too dangerously hot.

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