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Child care: Winter safety tips for parents and kids

Here are some simple tips for parents to ensure a healthy winter vacations for their little ones while they enjoy outdoors.

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: The winter season is here, and with it comes the breezy winds leaving you awestruck by the beauty of the cold season. For kids, it's time for holidays, which means that they will get a well-deserved break from the strenuous monotony of classroom activities.

But, don’t just get lost in the ‘dreamy’ picture, but devote your attention towards the downside of these cold winds too. As temperatures and humidity go down, so does the risk of cold-related illness. Kids no wonder are most excited to spend more time outdoors, ignoring their health and safety. Therefore, the parents need to be careful to ensure their kid's safety.

So, here are some simple tips for parents to ensure a healthy winter vacations for their little ones while they enjoy outdoors.

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-Make your child wear clothing made from warm materials but make sure that they are dressed neither too warm nor too cold.

-Applying insect repellants are a must for your child before they go out to play to protect them from insect bites and bugs that can cause various infections.

-Always apply a good sunscreen, with a high SPF factor, which is safe for kids (depending upon the skin type) whenever your child is about to go out in the sun to play to protect their skin.

-It is very important for kids to drink plenty of water as dehydration is very common during winter season. So, make sure that you keep a water bottle with them while they go out to play.

-Frequent washing of hands is a must so that your child is protected from winter bugs.

Hey, and this makes me remember Happy Children's Day!

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