Heatstroke symptoms for children at daycareWhat Are the Signs of Heatstroke at Daycare?

Texas has high temperatures for most of the year, especially in the summer. If the daycare staff is not looking out for the symptoms of heatstroke in children, it can be alarming and potentially even fatal if not caught in time. Children are always at risk when exposed to these conditions and must be monitored correctly.  

Signs of heatstroke to look for in children:

  • Hot to touch
  • Dizziness 
  • High temperature
  • Headaches
  • Nauseous
  • Loss of balance
  • Loss of mobility
  • Altered mental state
  • Hazy or foggy
  • Very thirsty
  • Dry mouth
  • Vomiting

You want to make sure that the daycare caregivers have CPR and other medical training, specifically focusing on heatstrokes if they're going to be working at a Texas daycare facility. When parents choose a daycare for their child, it is easy to overlook many things and not ask all the necessary questions. Choosing the right daycare should be no different from choosing a new house or car. It is not likely that one will just pick any house or car without doing extensive research and making sure that everything is completely right first.

If you need more information on how to select a safe daycare for your child, click here to read our free guide, 10 Tips for Finding a Safe Daycare.

How Can Heat Strokes in Children Be Avoided While at Daycare?

The daycare facility should pay close attention to the amount of time children are playing outside when temperatures are high, as children’s small bodies will reach a high temperature in a shorter time. The children will be so focused on playing with their friends that they may not even realize something is wrong. These are things that the daycare centers should already know, and they should already have a plan in the event that the weather is extremely hot. This is why it’s vitally important for the teachers looking after your children to know the signs of heatstroke. 

Paying attention to the children is going to make the difference in the child being injured due to the daycare’s negligence. Simple things play a huge role in determining the safety and well-being of a child. There have been way too many incidents of children having heat strokes due to the negligence of daycare teachers, and unfortunately, the numbers are constantly rising. This is a serious issue that needs not be overlooked. There are things that parents can do to help assist the daycare centers and give their children a better chance of not having to deal with heat stroke.

When arriving at the daycare with their child, parents can remind teachers of the weather and ask that their child not be outside longer than usual and that the child stay hydrated. This can protect your child from experiencing too much exposure to the sun and prevent them from experiencing heatstroke while at daycare. 

Although daycare centers are always at fault for any injury on their watch, as parents, you want to be highly involved in your daycare center and let them see that you are a parent who is always monitoring your child. When the staff knows that you ask them for a report on a day-to-day basis, your child tends to stand out to the staff, and better care is usually provided for your child. Unfortunately, these are some of the things that must be done to keep these daycares honest.

What Can The Button Law Firm Do To Help With Your Child's Heat Stroke Injury at Daycare?

Our team of experienced and compassionate daycare injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm is dedicated to advocating for you and your family if your child suffered from heatstroke due to Texas daycare negligence. We are ready to listen and fight for your family to get justice and move forward. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we can help guide you after a traumatizing incident involving your child. We work on contingency, meaning we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Get a free case evaluation by calling us at 214-699-4409, emailing us at [email protected], or filling out a contact form.

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