Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pfizer Pediatric Products. All opinions are my own.
Summer is flying by! For some of y’all, your school year is starting next week. For us, we still have over a month left of summer break. What are some fun things that kids can do during summer break? Sleepovers and camps are just two exciting opportunities for kids to gain independence and is often their first experience being away from family overnight.
Unfortunately, germs travel. No matter the weather. While we often associate cold and flu with fall and winter, it’s important that we do our part to keep kids as healthy as possible during the summer months, too. Here are some ways to do just that. These tips are especially helpful if your kids will be away and around other children, like at a camp or sleepover.
1. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen when going outdoors, even if it’s cloudy. Many people think that just because Mr.Sun is hiding behind a cloud that the dangers of UV rays no longer exists. That’s simply not the case. Applying sunscreen is a good way to prevent sun damage on kids’ precious, sensitive skin. To further keep your kids safe from the sun’s harsh rays, be sure to hand them a pair of shades and a visor or cap.
2. Stay hydrated! Nothing will zap the body more in the heat like being dehydrated. Not only will kids start to feel dizzy and light-headed, but they may also experience nausea and stomach pains. Be sure to keep a bottle of water or sports drink (to replenish electrolytes lost) nearby at all times when outdoors!
3. Keep mosquito spray and/or repellent on deck! Whether you live down south or up north, mosquitos are everywhere. They mainly stick near bodies of water, but they can swarm anywhere – even inside of your home (I had one bite my big toe in my bathroom…). Mosquitos love my daughter and myself. That’s why we wipe ourselves with our favorite mosquito repellent wipes before we head outside. In addition to mosquitos, it’s a good idea to keep a look out for ticks, especially if your kids will be in a wooded area.
4. Wash hands! This is one tip that should be implemented every single day of the year. If your kid is playing outdoors or will be around other kids, try to instill a good hand washing routine that they will remember even when you’re not present. Keeping those hands clean will give your kids a better chance of escaping the summer months without coming down with some sort of illness.
5. Put Pfizer Pediatric Products in your first aid kit! Let’s say that your child DOES come down with a cough, cold or a fever…nothing will bring relief sooner than these three products. Whenever Bella has a fever, I just give her the recommended dosage of Children’s Advil Suspension (for ages 2-11 years old), and she’s able to rest up with ease instead of dealing with aches and pains.
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