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Sun Protection Tips for Parents by Snooze Shade

We take safety very seriously here at SnoozeShadeHQ and that’s why all of our shades are subjected to rigorous testing that goes above and beyond the nursery industry standards. We’re proud to assure our customers that all of our products are 100% safe to use, and genuinely useful to parents too. The SnoozeShade creates a shady nook for better baby sleep on the go and also provides a high level of protection against UV rays, winning over 60 awards to date. With this in mind, we thought we’d share our top three sun protection tips for parents. We’re always happy to answer questions too, so do get in touch if you’d like to chat.

NEVER skip the sunscreen

Just one incidence of sunburn in childhood can increase the risk of developing skin cancer in later life, so make this part of your daily routine throughout the summer. In fact, experts advise that here in the UK we should wear sunscreen daily from the months of April to October, and even on overcast days too. Don’t forget tips of the ears and the tops of feet and always re-apply if you go swimming, if you’re playing in the paddling pool or having a water fight in the garden.

Babies under the age of six months can not use sunscreen and because of this, doctors recommend that very young babies are not exposed to direct sunlight at all. Wherever you go, try to find as much shade as possible and if in doubt, stay inside and avoid the sun when it’s at it’s hottest (between 11am and 3pm).

Wear loose clothing

Babies should always be covered as much as possible, in loose clothing during the summer. Dress toddlers and older children in loose clothing that covers as much skin as possible- long sleeves and trousers are ideal. Go for fabrics that are light and allow air to circulate.

Remembering that very young babies cannot wear sunscreen, it’s vital to cover them and provide as much shade as possible. Using a SnoozeShade on the pram will blockout up to 99% of the sun’s harmful rays safely. Always check on your baby if they’re sleeping, and position your pram in as shady an area as possible. Read more about the safety of covering your pram in the summer here.

Drink plenty of water

Dehydration can occur quite quickly when the weather is hot, so make sure you carry water bottles with you wherever you go. Offer frequent feeds to younger babies too.

If you’re concerned that your child might be dehydrated, there are a few signs and symptoms to look out for:

  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Dark and strong smelling urine (check nappies)
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Tiredness
  • Dry mouth, lips and eyes
  • Infrequent urination

Always seek medical attention if you are at all concerned about your child.

Above all, enjoy the summer and absolutely make the most of the beautiful weather we’ve been having- safely, of course!

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