Keep the lit­tle ones cool dur­ing heat­wave

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

PAR­ENTS are be­ing warned to keep ba­bies and young chil­dren cool dur­ing the heat­wave. Scorch­ing tem­per­a­tures are forecast in the Cen­tral and North Bur­nett next week. Queens­land chief health of­fi­cer Jean­nette Young said ba­bies and chil­dren could strug­gle to adapt to chang­ing tem­per­a­tures. “Chil­dren have a lower ca­pac­ity to sweat, which re­duces the body’s abil­ity to cool it­self,” Dr Young said. The Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice rec­om­mends giv­ing chil­dren plenty of water, and avoid­ing the use of ice and car­bon­ated drinks that can cause de­hy­dra­tion. Cool­ing them downin a shower or bath, or even spray­ing them with cool water from a hose will help.

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