Top Sun Safety Facts for Babies
The temperatures during this wonderful summer season will naturally draw parents and little ones outside. We love to soak up the sunshine and let cool breezes drift over us while we delight in the squeals of babies and toddlers as they explore the world around them. Although we know that it’s healthy to spend some time outdoors, too much sun can be detrimental to our health and certainly to the health and well being of our little ones whom have soft and gentle skin.
That’s why KidzStuff® is proud to offer the Sun Blocker™ Collection with tons of cute and fun designs. Most importantly, the KidzStuff Sun Blocker Romper and Sun Blocker Hoodie are UPF rated and prevent harmful UV rays from hurting your precious one’s delicate skin. Anyhow, you can take advantage of this long awaited season safely with a few tips to keep your baby safe and happy.
1) Limit outdoor playtime during certain times of the day.
The sun beats down strongest between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm, so if you can limit being outside during that time, you’ll avoid many of the hazards of UV rays. Early morning, late afternoon or evening outdoor playtime is best, when the sun won’t cause as much damage to sensitive skin. If you do find yourself outdoors during the hottest part of the day, locating some shade or bringing along a trusty beach umbrella to create your own shade will help reduce chances of sunburn and overheating.
2) Keep hydrated, always!
Packing along a handy travel tote with cold water bottles will help keep everyone hydrated and happy. Excited children racing around in the summer heat are especially vulnerable to dehydration, so make sure everyone takes frequent water breaks.
3) UPF Rated Clothing
What’s better than sunscreen? Well, the best way to protect your baby’s skin is with our KidzStuff Sun Blocker Collection. Our Sun Blocker Rompers (for babies) and Sun Blocker Hoodies (for toddlers) offer:
- Built-in UV Protection
- Cool, Lightweight Material
- Chemical Free
- Machine Washable
Wearing protective clothing with built-in UV protection is ideal to help keep sunburn and skin damage at bay. Hats that offer the face and ears some shade, and sunglasses are also must-haves.
4) Set a good example for your kids.
Children are like sponges. They see what their parents do and do the same actions. Set a good example for your kids by practicing sun safety as well! Wear your sunglasses, your hat, bring an umbrella and stay hydrated. Your health is also just as important as your little ones. Have fun at the beach this summer!