With summer quickly warming up, it's important to make sun safety
top priority. It is so easy to run out into the sunshine without a care in the world and enjoy the outdoors, but the partying ends in a hurry when one of your little ones gets a bad sunburn. Not only are they painful and itchy, they're downright dangerous. Ever wish you had a sun safety cheat sheet?
Here's the 411 on how to have SAFE fun in the sun this summer!
No sunscreen until they're 6 months old (says the American Academy of Pediatrics). Until then, just keep them in the shade. Babies have very sensitive skin and eyes during infancy.
- Wide brim hats will provide a bit of coverage for those sweet little cheeks and eyes when in the stroller.
- If you do take your babe out, it's best to clothe them in UV protectant tees and shorts.
- An SPF of at least 30 is recommended for most skin types.
- Apply 30 minutes before going out in the sun, as it needs time to absorb into the skin.
- Reapply every 2 hours that you are in the sun, once an hour if you are in the water.
- DON'T FORGET! The most missed spots are tops of ears, tops of feet and tops of heads! Spread a little sunscreen down your child's part to avoid painful primping.
Guest blog submitted by Super Mom Central
Another spot many forget when it comes to sun safety are your eyes! Corneas can burn and leave behind long term damage (causing cataracts later in life). Gearing your kiddos with sunglasses for the summer is not only smart, it's totally styling. Especially with cool pairs like these from Baby Banz
, which provide 100% UV protection.Enjoy the sun and stay safe too!
What other quick sun safety tips do you have to add to this "cheat sheet?"