Summer vacations for children mean they get more time to play outdoors and have fun with friends. Everybody loves seeing kids beaming with joy while running, jumping, and enjoying a refreshing swim. But it also means a boatload of additions to the ‘worry list’ of parents! Here are a few helpful tips for protecting your child from the heat.

Sunscreen is a Must!

For kids over six months, a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 works great for protection against the harmful UV rays of the sun. Make sure you apply on your child’s skin at least 30-40 minutes before they head out in the sun. This practice will increase absorption for the best results. Also, reapply it after every 2 hours and after activities causing sweat, taking a swim, or using a towel.

Dress Them Appropriately

Choosing the right summer clothes and hats is the key to shielding your child from the sun. Pick lightweight and airy garments that cover the neck, elbows, and knees. Also, don’t forget to complete their summer look with a cool hat and cute sunglasses!

Encourage Early Morning Play

It’s best to plan your child’s outdoor activities early in the morning in the summer season. Typically, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the peak sun time. So, make sure that they spend as less time as possible outdoors during these hours. Moreover, plan enough breaks in between to ensure that your child is hydrated and well-rested.

Beware of Bugs

Unfortunately, bugs and mosquitoes love coming out in the summer season, especially at night. Be sure to spray your kid’s clothes, exposed skin, as well as your home to ensure they stay safe from insects.

Furthermore, always be on the lookout for any allergic reaction. Seek medical help as soon as you identify one.

These summer safety tips will help you take better care of your child during the summer season. Heaven’s Elect Christian Learning Center and Daycare is a Non-denominational Christian childcare center fully licensed by the state of Michigan. Our Midland daycare center has been serving the community since 2000. Please contact us at