Kids love summers! As much fun it is to go out and play in sun, there is also a great amount of sun exposure for your kid’s skin. Taking the right precautions is a must for a parent.
Here are the ways for protection against UV damage that is caused because of the sun:
Avoid going out between 10 am to 4 pm
This is the time of the day when the sun has strongest rays. Avoid sending your kid out during this time.
Even on cloudy or cool days, the “invisible” sun can also cause unexpected sunburn and skin damage.
Cover your child’s skin
Cover the kids with appropriate clothing. Babies of age 6 months or lesser are at higher risk of skin damage as their skin is thinner than the other babies. You can also use an umbrella to create a shade for your child.
Drink plenty of fluids
Make your child drink plenty of fluids, especially water. A child tend to lose fluids more during summer. It is important to take water breaks while playing any outdoor activity or even when the kid is playing in water. You can also try giving your child various juices, sport drinks or mock-tails because just drinking water can be boring for a child.
Check Vitamin Levels
It is recommended to get Vitamin-B12 levels checked at regular intervals for children to identify any pigment or skin related ailments that they can develop due to prolonged exposure to UV rays.
Consistent use of sunscreen
Choosing a sunscreen for your kids can be tricky. But what we should look in buying a sunscreen for our kid is the level of protection it gives to the skin. Look for SPF number of 30 or higher to prevent sunburn and tanning. Choose a sunscreen which is labeled as “broad-spectrum” as it will protect against UVA and UVB rays.
Protect your child’s eyes
Sun exposure can damage the eyes also. Try to buy trendy sunglasses for your kids to protect their eyes from sun exposure and also something they will enjoy wearing.
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