Keeping children safe during hot weather

Keep children safe during hot weather and limit the time they spend outdoors during the hottest part of the day.

Babies and children are more at risk of dehydrating because they have a high metabolic rate, produce more heat, and are smaller. It is also more difficult for them to cool down.

Signs that a child might be dehydrated

Seek medical advice if you think your child is dehydrated.

Help children avoid dehydration

When children go outside

Special considerations for childcare providers

If a child in your care shows signs of heat-related illness

If the child becomes ill, faints, has difficulty breathing or is confused or disoriented, seek medical help immediately. In an emergency, call 911.

This item was last modified on September 3, 2020