Child safety in hot weather

Hot weather can affect your baby or child because their bodies cannot adjust to changes in temperatures as well as adults. Babies and children sweat less, reducing their bodies’ ability to cool down.

In the hot weather – stay indoors if possible

If outside have a well-fitting sun hat, apply sunscreen, and keep in the shade

Give babies and young children extra drinks – offer frequent drinks of water

Have babies and young children sleep in the coolest room in the house.

Dress children in light fitting clothes – put to bed in just a nappy

Never leave children in the car even in milder weather cars can become hot very quickly