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KNWA & Your Family: Keeping Kids Safe in the Heat

<br>A warning for parents across the country this week as a heat wave hits parts of the nation. In today's KNWA and Your Family, doctors want to remind you who's most at risk as the temperatures rise.
A warning for parents across the country this week as a heat wave hits parts of the nation. In today's KNWA and Your Family, doctors want to remind you who's most at risk as the temperatures rise.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, infants and children younger than four-years-old are among those at greatest risk for heat-related illness.

For babies under six months, doctors suggest: keeping them out of direct sun, have them hydrated prior to going out and give them a drink every 20-30 minutes.

For older kids, anticipate and plan ahead. They, too, need to drink before going out. Take frequent breaks to rehydrate. And avoid anything with caffeine. Also, don't forget that while water is usually sufficient, sports drinks also help balance electrolytes.
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