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Can a 17-month-old become overheated in 20 minutes of playing outside on a very hot day in the shade?

She began vomitting profusely about 3 hours later and had 3 more bouts within a 4 hour period.

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Asked by grammawBarb at 2:03 PM on Jun. 27, 2011 in Health

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  • yep

    Answer by jenn660 at 2:04 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Yes she can become overheated very easily. Their bodies are small and don't always adjust to temperature well. If the child is playing outside you should keep her well hydrated and keep a close eye on her to ensure she is sweating. If there is no sweat then there is a problem.

    Answer by Shaken1976 at 2:05 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Absolutely. While it might be shady, its still hot. And if its humid, that's even worse.

    Answer by hootie826 at 2:06 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Yes. That's why it is so important to keep our kids hydrated and minimize outside activity during peak temperature hours.

    Answer by Holland04 at 2:10 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Yes.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 2:26 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Yes. We live in NC where it's hot and humid, and we wouldn't even let her out of the house barely after about 10 and till 4 or 5. Even with drinks, shade & rest, 80-85 for 1/2 hour was about her limit.

    Now that she's 2 1/2, she does MUCH better. The older they get, the more they can tolerate. You can see them get all shiny and red and see them start to act a little spacey, then it's in the AC and give them something cold to drink.

    Answer by Tracys2 at 2:30 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • duh!!? im not sure why thats even a question...... use your judgemnt/common sense

    Answer by prettynpink343 at 2:31 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

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