Well, it's getting hot in the area and as we get reacquainted with triple digits, there is also a concern on staying safe in these rising temperatures. Recently, on Good Morning Arizona, we were given great advice on how to take care of young children and babies in rising temperatures.
When you do go outdoors with your infant, watch for these warning signs:
-Looks pale with cool, moist skin
-Is irritable and sweating profusely
-Rectal temperature more than 100°F
-Less than a wet diaper every 6-8 hours
-Heat rash or prickly heat
-Baby can't stop scratching
Toddlers can also be susceptible to heat stroke. If you suspect your child is sick you should:
-Stop all activity
-Move to a cool space
-Give them water or sports drink
-Elevate feet/lie down
School-age children can also suffer dehydration. Dehydration symptoms include:
-Thirst, or dry, sticky mouth
-Headache and muscle cramps
-Extreme fatigue and irritability
-Weakness and dizziness
Be safe out there!
Tips on Keeping Property Dry
Since we are all running our air conditioners on high these days,
remember to check for extra water which can seriously damage your property in a very short amount of time. Call for professional help as soon as possible to limit the amount of damage and begin the restoration process.
Things To Do:
- Call for professional help. Bacteria growth can begin within hours.
- Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
- Remove wet area rugs.
- Lift draperies off the floor, loop through a coat hanger and place the hanger of a drapery rod.
- Wipe furniture, prop up wet furniture cushions, and place aluminum foil under furniture legs.
- Move photos, paintings, and art to a safe DRY location.
- Open drawers, closet, and cabinet doors to enhance drying.
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Desert Garden Tips
One look around Phoenix and you can see that it isn't all brown and barren. A lot of people are shocked to see a wide variety of plants blooming here in the desert. An added plus is that a lot of these plants stay green all year long and have beautiful flowers.
The "Fairy Duster" is a perfect desert plant for people who don't want to spend lots of time working in the yard, but want a nice, colorful look in their desert garden. They are also perennials (you only need to plant them once), are easy to find, inexpensive to purchase and provide color several times throughout the year.
The Fairy Duster is an evergreen shrub that loves sun and heat. They are drought resistant, and do well in almost any soil. The Fairy Duster blooms are red fluffy flower balls that are about an inch wide. The bush will get to be about 3 feet tall, and a couple of feet wide, but it isn't a super fast grower. The Fairy Duster requires minimal pruning, and only if you want to keep it shaped a certain way.