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Tips to keeping kids hydrated in extreme heat

Friday, July 06, 2012

Not a cloud in the sky and the temps are pushing 100.

Being in the sun too long is brutal an can be very dangerous.

Even the kids cooling off in the Maplewood town pool are at risk for dehydration and heat related injuries. Remember when you swim you are using a lot of energy.

"You can get too tired from swimming you need to make sure you get your electrolytes and stay hydrated," says head lifeguard, Jeffery Porter.

Doctors tell Eyewitness News that during this kind of extreme heat, you need to interrupt play time for frequent water breaks.

Kids sometimes just forget they are thirsty and if water isn't their thing, water down some juice. Whatever it takes to get fluids into them.

Make sure any of your kids that are playing sports this weekend are indoors for the most part.

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