- Plan to have a cool, air-conditioned space for your child. If your home does not have air-conditioning, find a nearby building that does. Libraries can be a great place for a cool retreat from the heat.
- Make sure your child stays hydrated. Encourage her to drink water regularly, even before she asks for it.
- Plan for more time to rest than usual; heat can often make children feel tired.
- When your child is feeling hot, give him a cool bath or water mist to cool down.
- Never leave children in a car or other closed motor vehicle. The temperature inside the car can become much higher than the outside temperature, and can rise to temperatures that cause death.