Seven Tips for Protecting Your Child from Sun Exposure
In addition to the plentitude of fun times to be had in summer, there’s an increased danger to sun exposure.
The summer season brings with it many opportunities for enjoying fun and productive activities outdoors, while being exposed to sunlight, which provides us with vitamins that are essential to our wellbeing. However, an excess of being exposed to sun rays poses a certain health risk at elevated temperatures. Thus while it is important for young children to get a daily dosage of sun rays, it is of equal importance to protect your little one’s thin and sensitive skin from sunburn.
Make sure you’re implementing the following tips to protect your little from harmful sunrays while they’re enjoying their time in the sun during summer:
- Your child will benefit from indirect sunlight, so encourage them to always plays their games in the shade, preferably far from the sunlight in the shadow of a tree or a building.
- Keep your child away from direct sunlight, particularly in the middle of the day when the sunlight is at its peak between 11 am and 3 pm when the sun is perpendicular to the earth.
- Rub your baby’s body with the necessary lotions and creams to protect them from the sun rays, particularly the ultra violet ones. These should be placed on all prevalent body parts that could be easily exposed to the sun, and should be reapplied several time a day.
- Make sure to dress your baby in cotton clothing when exposed to the sun which would absorb their sweat and keep their body properly aired.
- Get your child accustomed to wearing a hat that will protect their head, face, and neck from the direct exposure to sunrays.
- Protect your child’s eyes with sun protective glasses.
- Whether on the beach or at a swimming pool, choose a sunscreen that is waterproof and apply it repeatedly after drying your child’s body every time they come out of the water.
Finally, depending on the environment they are playing in, keep it a habit to regularly use the suitable Dettol* products to protect against illness-causing germs in their surroundings, especially knowing that germs and bacteria thrive in warmer and moist environments.