Spring showers have passed, school is almost out, and summer is upon us. With your kids starting to spend so much time under the sun, make sure you keep these tips in mind to keep them protected from those summer rays.
One of the most important things to remember while your kids are playing under the sun, is sunscreen. Regardless of whether the sun is blazing, or hidden behind some clouds, there is still a possibility of sunburn or sun damage. Sunscreen comes in various strengths; make sure you find out which best fits your child’s skin and apply it every two hours. If you would like a recommendation on some of our favorite sunscreens, don’t hesitate to ask your Pediatric Care Group pediatrician.
If you have a newborn or an infant, make sure you seek out shade, or bring it with you in the form of an umbrella or parasol! For all children, especially infants, it is best to avoid long exposure to direct sunlight. Depending on where you are geographically, between 11 AM and 3 PM is when the sun is at its strongest, and it’s best to seek out shade and avoid the sun’s harsh rays. For more information on baby skin care, click here.
Hats & Glasses
Sun hats and sunglasses are vital when seeking protection from the summer sun! The head, ears, and eyes tend to be super sensitive when exposed to the sun rays. A proper hat with a wide brim and sunglasses with UV protection will help keep harmful rays from harming your children.
With the summer forecast calling for loads of sunshine, make sure you understand all the risks that are associated with summer sun, and do your best to keep your kids safe! Talk with us, your pediatricians, about the proper care that is needed to make sure your children stay safe in the sun and more importantly, enjoy the sunshine together!