Summer ABC

Can you also enjoy the summer so intensely? The sun, enjoying nature, plenty of vitamin D, the long (er) days, the cocktails on a terrace, the cozy BBQ with friends, the picnic ... I do! When the sun starts shining again, it also tickles me ...

But summer is more than just summer cosiness. The summer period is also careful that you do not burn, the risk of a wasp sting, the chance of a jellyfish bite, running away from your child on a crowded beach, we go on vacation and we take with us, and much more ... To be prepared for everything To be, we have compiled a Summer ABC for you. Full of tips and facts about this period. What can you run into? What can you do about it? Handy checklists and interesting facts. Do you have a useful or nice addition? Let us know and send your mail to [email protected]

Allergy

Burden of red eyes or a snotty giant? Chances are that your child suffers from hay fever. In the spring and summer millions of pollen fly through the air, which can give an allergic reaction. You can have your doctor test whether your child has an allergy to a specific substance.

Bees and bee stings

Bees are useful animals, but being stung by them is really no fun. Apart from the fact that a bee sting hurts, it can also go completely wrong if you are allergic to it.
Fortunately only if he feels threatened and you will not easily attack himself. Do not hit around yourself when a bee comes near, but wait until it flies away again. Close clothing is safer because a bee can not accidentally fly into it. Also look out with sweet smells.

Eating outside

How wonderful is it to eat outside in the summer as often as possible? Not only the barbecue is fun to do, but how about a cozy picnic?

Playing outside

The sun is shining, wonderful to play outside! Running, romping, scrambling is not only fun but also healthy. Did you know that children who regularly play outside are better at themselves? And there is no need to be bored. We have collected dozens of fun outdoor games for you!

Chlorine

In most swimming pools chlorine is used to kill the bacteria as much as possible. The chlorine fumes can irritate the throat and nose of your child. Do not go swimming too long and if you go, try to do this at a quiet time.

Diarrhea

Especially at hot holiday addresses the risk of diarrhea is lurking. You can prevent this as much as possible by eating familiar food only for the first few days and drinking only water throughout the holiday, which is reliable (ie from bottles). Also pay attention to hygiene and wash your hands regularly. Do not let him drink too cold drinks or drink too much.

Drink

Because your child sweats more and therefore loses more fluid, it is important that he continues to drink enough to prevent dehydration. Even if you do not see him sweating visibly, he still loses fluid. Keep on drinking well!

Hygiene

A lot outside? Then it is extra important to pay attention to good hygiene. Washing your hands more often is not a luxury. Check your child regularly for wounds.

Ice creams

Yummy!! Give him water ice creams, so that he immediately gets some extra moisture!

Camping

Fun! Get out with a caravan or tent! Camping with the kids, very nice. But what do you all have to think about? We have made a handy checklist for you.

Jellyfish bite

A jellyfish bite is not nice, it itches and gives a burning pain. The skin is red and swollen and even blisters may develop. Children can even become sick or dizzy. Until surrender. Again, prevention is better than cure. Of course it is not entirely preventable, but you can explain to your child as much as possible to stay away from those creeps.

Get lost

A day at the beach or amusement park? Do not run the risk of losing your child, because in a fraction of a second he can suddenly escape your attention.

Mosquitoes

A mosquito bite is not nice, it can be itchy. As soon as the windows are set up again, the risk of mosquitoes is considerable. Especially when it is twilight or dark and there is plenty of light inside. There are all kinds of means on the market to keep these flying pricks at a distance, but you can also put a chopped onion on your bedside table. Mosquitoes find this dirty and will not come to you soon. They also do not like tiger balm or cloves.
Still pricked? Then spread some kitchen vinegar on the bumps, against the itching.

Supercooled

Perhaps this is still the most common and recognized problem. After a long swim or paddling in cold water, your child can become supercooled. He then looks pale, shivers and can also be a bit drowsy. His body temperature has then dropped below 36 degrees. You can shower him best with warm water to get back to temperature. Then take him warm in (also his head) and give him something warm to drink. When he is very dazed, call the emergency number.

Hat or hat

The little ball of your child is the place that receives the most sun. Avoid wearing a cap or sun hat that will burn the head of your child, especially if he does not have that much hair yet.

Travel pharmacy

If you go on holiday, make sure you have a good travel pharmacy. It is a one-time purchase and after that it is a matter of keeping the toiletry bag. As soon as you use something, you buy it again. That way you never misunderstand. So you also know that, with one toiletry bag, you have all the medical supplies one time with you.

To sleep

If your child is too hot, he will be more difficult to fall asleep. Try to keep his room at the right temperature.

Sign

Check your child's body regularly on ticks. He can become very ill from a tick bite (Lyme disease). For a tick bite you really do not have to walk through the forest, just in your garden it can just as well be done.

Holidays

Wonderful on vacation, but what do you have to think about? When you travel with your child, good preparation is important.

To burn

Baby in the sun? Then ensure the right protection! The moisture content of a baby's skin is usually somewhat higher than with an adult. His sweat glands are not fully developed yet and his skin is thinner. This makes a baby's skin more vulnerable and more sensitive to irritations from outside than those of an adult. Also more sensitive to the sun. The skin of your child is only able to protect himself from the sun for only five to ten minutes. Each parent is responsible for the sun protection of his or her child. Because of the vulnerability of the child's skin, extra caution in children is very sensible.

Flight with children

For one person a breeze, for the other a huge barrier, flying with small children. How do you prepare as well as possible? How do you ensure that the journey is as pleasant as possible. For big and small. Read it in our tips!

Food poisoning

The warmer, the more important it is to keep food as hygienic as possible. It is also better not to eat raw products during the heat, not even in restaurants, because you have no idea how the salad is prepared. Keep your food chilled as long as possible and let meat thaw in the fridge and not in the heat.

Car sickness

On holiday in the car? Your child may suffer from motion sickness because their balance organ has not yet been properly developed. Make sure that his stomach is well filled and that there is enough fresh air in the car. It is better not to let your child read or draw and take a stop regularly.

Wasps and wasp stings

Lovely that nice weather. Cozy on a terrace, drink, snack. However, nice weather also means the arrival of wasps. Fortunately, these little flying bullies do not have to spoil the fun.
No matter how well you do your best, it can always go wrong. All of a sudden that wasp crawled into your armpit or is it in your hair, while you are just passing your hair through your hair, in short, you are stung. What now?

Sunscreen

Your child's skin must be well protected. Therefore, lubricate him regularly with an anti-sunburn cream. The factor indicates how long he can stay in the sun. KWF Kankerbestrijding recommends that children be smeared with a cream with at least a factor of 30.

Sunglasses

Buy a good pair of sunglasses for your child. Toy glasses may be fun, but do not stop UV rays. However, the pupils of your child will be wider open because of the dark glass so that the harmful UV light can damage the eyes of your child even more easily.

Sunstroke

When your child is dressed too warm or too exposed to the sun on his ball, he can get a sunstroke. This is not without risk. To prevent this, let your child regularly play in the shade, do not dress it too warmly and make sure that his head and neck are protected from the sun as much as possible.

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