Monday, May 11, 2009

Sun Safety Tips!

This past weekend, our pool opened for the summer. It seems like it gets earlier and earlier each year. Our daughter was ecstatic, and had a wonderful time splashing around the pool. Afterwards, she smelled like summer…sunscreen and chlorine from the pool!

It made me think about sun safety and how it is so important to protect our little ones from the sun’s harmful rays. We spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer, and so I researched some ways to keep our daughter safe in the summertime sunshine!

---If at all possible, avoid the strongest sun rays of the day, which usually falls between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

---Remember that babies six months and under should not use sunscreen, and therefore, should be kept out of the sun as much as possible.

---For all-day outdoor activities, make sure to bring an umbrella for shade or a pop-up tent to play in so your children can take a break from the sun.

---Use sunscreen consistently. Don’t forget to reapply throughout the day. Remember to apply the first round of sunscreen about 30 minutes before going outside so it has time to soak in…this way a good layer of protection will form. Apply it generously all day long.

---If you are going to take your kids swimming, be sure to use waterproof sunscreen. Most waterproof sunscreen lasts up to 80 minutes in the water, so don’t forget to reapply during adult swim at the pool and take breaks at the beach for a sunscreen rubdown!

---Put on sunscreen yourself in front of your kids. Showing your children that you, too, protect yourself from the sun is a great way to stress the importance of sun safety.

---Have your little ones wear hats in the sun.

---Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 15 or higher.

---Drink lots of fluids, especially water, when spending a lot of time outdoors. The sun can easily dehydrate you, so remember to drink, drink, and drink!

Happy sunny weather to you all from Pure and Honest Kids and stay safe from the summertime sunshine!

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