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Protecting kids from heat injuries

Infants and small children are among those at highest risk for heat-related illnesses.
And during the hot days of summer, experts say it's important to recognize that children and adults tolerate heat very differently.

"Children are at higher risk for heat-related injuries because they have thin skin and they don't manage the heat exchange well. They tend to lose more fluids through their skin and so they need extra fluids relative to what an adult does."

For babies under six months, doctors suggest keeping them out of direct sun, have them hydrated prior to going out, and drink every 20 to 30 minutes.
For older kids, take frequent breaks to rehydrate.
And avoid sodas with caffeine.