Fun In The Sun: Protection Beyond Sunscreen

Fun In The Sun: Protection Beyond Sunscreen

by Andrea Chinalai June 22, 2017

Summer fun in the sun can have its worries for parents of little ones. Dehydration, sun stroke, and sun burn are just a few of those worries. The concern becomes even stronger when your little ones are allergic to sunscreen lotions. When this is the case, creativity and sun smarts will save your little ones from over exposure.

Toddler at the beach under an umbrella teething jewelry

Perhaps the best thing to know when avoiding those bad burns is the power of the sun throughout the day. Most people know that high noon is the worst but during the summertime, more than 15 minutes in direct sunlight between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm are the most detrimental to the skin. Try avoiding daily exposure during those hours.

Mom and toddler at the beach teething jewelry

If you cannot avoid these hours in the sun, then there are great products on the market to save kids from burning. The best things are the long sleeve rash guards. These can be found at most children's retailers including Carter's, Gymboree, Hannah Andersson, and Gap. Some parents even use full body wetsuits but they don't keep the kids as cool as the rashguards.

Baby boy and girl rash guards from Gymboree teething jewelry
Gymboree Rash Guards for Girls
Gymboree Rash Guards for Boys
Baby Boy At the Beach teething jewelry

Another popular product on the market are the big floppy hats. These hats protect more than just kids' faces. When kept on throughout the day, the hats will keep the sun off the shoulders and back as well. Gymoree and Old Navy have the best big floppy hats and with three convenient sizes, small, medium, and large, you will find one for each of your kids.

Pink sun hats for baby girls teething jewelry
Gymboree Sun Hats for Girls
 
Sun hats for boys teething jewelry
Gymboree Sun Hats for Boys
 

 




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