Summer is the best time to get outside with your family and enjoy quality time in the sun. That said, kids have sensitive skin prone to burning and irritation from the sun's UV rays. Keeping a kids hooded towel on hand, plenty of fluids, and child-approved sunscreen is important. The last thing you want is for your little ones to end their day with anything less than a smile on their face.
By implementing these simple tips, you can keep your family and loved ones protected for hours in the Aussie heat. Keep reading for the Rad Kids complete guide on sun protection for kids.
Apply Sunscreen 30 Minutes Before Going Outside
While it might be tempting to slather sunscreen on once you hit the beach, make sure to prepare ahead of time. Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure to ensure complete protection. If your kids love spending time in the water, make sure they let their sunscreen soak in before taking another dip.
Always reapply sunscreen on your kids every two hours, even on cloudy days. Try to avoid chemicals like oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene and homosalate, which can irritate your child’s skin. The optimal SPF is a minimum of 30-50 which protects against 96% of UV rays.
Pack Protective Clothing Like Rad Kids Hooded Towels
It can be difficult to keep kids in a hat, sunglasses, swim shirt, and towel when all they want to do is run around. Instead of worrying about keeping track of multiple articles of clothing, opt for a hooded beach towel. The unique design is meant to withstand hours of play and wear while providing freedom of movement, with guaranteed comfort and style.
Take Frequent Water Breaks and Bring Snacks
External sun protection is just as important as internal protection from heat exposure. Sun exposure raises body temperature in kids, and even mild sunburns can cause chills, fever and headaches. Pack multiple cooled water bottles if you know you’ll be spending time by the beach or pool. Remind your child to drink water at least every thirty minutes.
Consider packing cooling snacks like watermelon and fresh fruits with rich water content. This will help protect little ones from the inside out and ensure they don’t crash after a long day of fun.
Apply Post-Sun Lotion
Once you get home, kids will likely be cosy and wrapped in their soft towel hoodies. However, it’s essential to encourage children to shower off the day and apply a cooling post-sun lotion. The ocean has plenty of irritants that can aggravate young skin, similar to the rich-chlorine index of some pools. A luke-warm shower and a soothing lotion will ensure they wake up the next day feeling incredible.
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