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Article: How To Protect Babies and Kids From Sunburn

How To Protect Babies and Kids From Sunburn

How To Protect Babies and Kids From Sunburn

Spring has sprung, and with it comes the glorious return of warm sunshine and outdoor adventures. While this is undoubtedly a reason for joy, it also brings along the concern of how to protect babies and kids from sunburn.

Sunburn can be a painful and potentially harmful experience for kids, but with the right precautions, you can ensure they have a safe and enjoyable time in the sun.

In this blog post, we'll chat about the importance of hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun-safe swimwear and soothing after-care lotion as a line of defence against sunburn.

Bedhead Hats Legionnaire

Hats: Your First Line of Defence From The Sun

One of the simplest and most effective ways to shield your child's delicate skin from the sun's harmful rays is by having them wear a hat.

Wide-brimmed hats, such as sun hats or legionnaire style with a front brim and neck coverage, provide excellent coverage for the face, ears, and neck. Make sure the hat fits comfortably and stays in place, so your child can enjoy outdoor activities without constantly adjusting it.

Wearing a hat from birth will ensure not only that your baby has extra sun protection over their face, but they will also be used to wearing a hat as they get older.

We highly recommend the legionnaire style for little ones who cannot independently sit up, this style allows the hat to sit down the back of their neck rather than being squashed into a funny shape from laying on the back of the brim which can also cause discomfort. 


People 4 Ocean Sunscreen

Sunscreen: Your Barrier Against Sunburn

Sunscreen is a crucial part of your child's sun protection arsenal.

Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, designed for children. Apply it generously to all exposed skin areas, even on cloudy days, as UV rays can penetrate through clouds.

Remember to reapply every two hours and after swimming or sweating. Encourage your child to make sunscreen application a part of their daily routine, just like brushing their teeth.


Baby and kids sunglasses

Sunglasses: Protect Those Precious Peepers

Don't forget about your child's eyes when safeguarding them from the sun.

Invest in a pair of high-quality polarized sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection. Protecting your child's eyes from the sun's harmful rays not only prevents sunburn around the eyes but also reduces the risk of long-term eye damage, including cataracts and macular degeneration.

Be sure to grab a set of kids sunglasses that are designed to be practically indestructible as we all know they like to pull them off and play with them!


After Sun Care Lotion

After Sun Care : Soothe and Heal

Despite your best efforts, sunburn can occasionally happen. In such cases, a soothing after-care lotion can be a lifesaver.

Look for lotions containing aloe vera, chamomile, or calendula, as they can provide much-needed relief from the discomfort of sunburn. Gently apply the lotion to the affected areas to moisturise and cool the skin.


Sun Safe Swimwear

Sun Safe Swimwear 

Choosing swimwear with good overall coverage is a great way to prevent sunburn and can reduce the amount of sunscreen you need to use. 

Look for good quality fabrics that are chlorine resistant and block UVA and UBV rays. Some swimwear is double-lined, giving you extra protection against the sun.


UV Detecting Sun Patches

 Bonus Sun Safe Tip

Use a UV-Detecting Patch on your child's skin when out in the sun. It will automatically detect when you need to reapply sunscreen to avoid getting sunburnt! 


Bedhead Hats

A Sun-Smart Spring

As spring brings us warmer days and outdoor fun, it's crucial to be proactive in protecting our children from sunburn.

Hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun-safe swimwear and after-care lotion are invaluable tools in your sun safety toolkit. By incorporating these practices into your daily routine, you can ensure your children enjoy the beauty of spring without the painful consequences of sunburn.

We hope these tips have give you some great advice on how to protect babies and kids from sunburn. Remember, prevention is key, so stay sun-smart, and here's to a sunburn-free season of fun and outdoor adventures!



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