my daughters are light skinned redheads, keeping them safe from the sun is intense, one little slip and they are fire engine red and oh how bad that can make a parent feel, not to mention the pain of the child. It can happen and very quickly and all the more reason we busy parents need to have our tools to fight sunburn on the ready and fully stocked.
Sunscreen and Eye Protection for Kids
Children need to wear both sunscreen and good eye protection while out in the sun. Once we think about the countless hours our children spend outdoors involved in play and sports alone, it is considerable.
It's up to us parents to both set a good example and teach our kids to protect themselves from the sun. Starting these habits as babies and toddlers leave no room for struggle as they become second nature. Developing good habits while young will prevent sunburns from being an issue in your family.
It's Never to Late
If you're thinking you may have missed the boat with your child not to worry, you've no doubt practiced the use of sunscreen so you're good. All you need to do is buy your child some cool sunglasses they will like, have them on the ready and the habit will develop easily. Remember to wear your protection setting a good example.