How To Keep Safe In The Sun

When the sun comes out you want to be able to enjoy it with the whole family, especially the children, but you also want to make sure that the children are safe whilst having fun.

The best way to do this firstly to apply sun cream (SPF 15 or above), especially on the shoulders, neck, nose, ears, cheeks and the tops of their feet. This are the most common places for sunburn, which could be quite uncomfortable. You will also need to apply sun cream evenly throughout the day, to make sure it is topped up. Something that people always forget, is to apply sun cream even on a cloudy or overcast day. The protection is still needed even though you cannot see the sun directly.

If the children feel like it’s a day they want to go swimming there are waterproof sun creams on the market that will help. You will just need to remember to reapply it after towelling.
Even with the sun cream applied it is best to keep to children in shady areas between 12pm and 3pm. This is the part of the day where the sun exposure is at its worst and the sun is at its hottest.

Babies that are 6 months old or less should be kept out of direct sunlight all day but especially around midday. You can also get your child a floppy hat with a wide brim which will cover their face and necks.

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