A child’s exposure to heat can cause dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and even life-threatening conditions such as heat stroke. Children may also be at increased risk of respiratory problems and skin problems during hot weather. It is important for parents and caregivers to use caution during extreme heat.

​Help keep kids safe during the summer months with information from the California Department of Public Health’s Children and Heat-Related Illness page.

Mother and baby in outdoor cafe, mom giving water to child from a glass

Follow these tips to help protect yourself and your infants and children from heat illness:

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