I need to educate my daycare about toddler sunstroke.
May 7, 2013 12:22 PM Subscribe
I am looking for a) a threshhold or medical recommendation of how long a toddler can remain in direct sunlight at temperatures of 77 degrees (25 Celcius) and above - before heat or sunstroke occur b) recommendations on how to prevent sunstroke.
posted by kitcat to health & fitness (24 answers total)
I'd like to hear your answers based on knowledge and experience, but am also looking for some reputable information from a medical site that I can print out and take to the daycare.
The reason I am asking is that last summer, my toddler had a moderate case of one or the other causing a moderate fever. I was livid. I believe she was out in the sun for 1.5 hours. They typically take them outside and leave them to run around in the play area until parents arrive, which, for me is about 5:30.
Yesterday, she was outside playing in a sweater when I got there. It was about 80 degrees (28 or so Celcius). I told them that this was ridiculous and if she gets ill again this year, I will be calling the inspector.