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Keep kids sun safe

Keep kids safe in the sun with Boots Parenting Club

Keep kids sun safe

Whether at home or abroad, there’s nothing kids love more than fun in the sun! Splashing in swimming pools and building sandcastles on beaches are irresistible when the sun is shining.

But when the sun’s got his hat on, it’s essential to make sure the kids have got their sun cream on and that you’re protecting them from overexposure and sunburn.

Read our essential guide to staying sun safe and find out which products are best for your little ones’ vulnerable skin.

The sun has got his hat on...

The sun’s out and so are the children! By following these top tips you can make sure your little ones stay safe and happy while they soak up the sunshine.

  • Encourage your child to play in the shade, especially between 11am and 3pm when the sun is at its strongest
  • Keep babies under the age of six months old out of direct sunlight, especially at midday
  • Don't be fooled by clouds! It doesn't have to be scorching to reach for the sun cream. Use a minimum SPF 30 on cloudy days to protect against UVA and UVB rays
  • Did you know the most common places that burn are the shoulders and the back of the neck? Be especially careful to add sun cream to these areas
  • Cover your child in loose, baggy clothes for extra protection; tightly woven fabrics such as cotton provide the best protection
  • A hat with a wide brim will not only look cute but will provide shade for their face and neck
  • Bright eyes: Don't forget to protect your little one's eyes with sunglasses that meet the British Standard (BSEN 1836:2005) and carry the CE mark
  • Remember when they're splashing in the sea or pool to use an extra water resistant sunscreen of SPF 50+ and re-apply after towelling

The language of....sun!

If you don't know your UVA or B from your SPF then our handy guide of sun lingo is here to help:

  • SPF simply stands for Sun Protection Factor - the higher the SPF, the stronger the sun protection
  • A is for ageing - UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin causing serious longer term skin damage and premature signs of skin ageing
  • B is for burning - UVB rays don't penetrate as deeply into the skin and are mainly responsible for the immediate signs of sun damage such as burning

So, what are you waiting for? Hit the beach, head for the pool... and catch the sun's rays, the safe way.



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Keep kids sun safe

Keep kids safe in the sun with Boots Parenting Club

Whether at home or abroad, there’s nothing kids love more than fun in the sun! Splashing in swimming pools and building sandcastles on beaches are irresistible when the sun is shining.

But when the sun’s got his hat on, it’s essential to make sure the kids have got their sun cream on and that you’re protecting them from overexposure and sunburn.

Read our essential guide to staying sun safe and find out which products are best for your little ones’ vulnerable skin.

The sun has got his hat on...

The sun’s out and so are the children! By following these top tips you can make sure your little ones stay safe and happy while they soak up the sunshine.

- Encourage your child to play in the shade, especially between 11am and 3pm when the sun is at its strongest

- Keep babies under the age of six months old out of direct sunlight, especially at midday

- Don't be fooled by clouds! It doesn't have to be scorching to reach for the sun cream. Use a minimum SPF 30 on cloudy days to protect against UVA and UVB rays

- Did you know the most common places that burn are the shoulders and the back of the neck? Be especially careful to add sun cream to these areas

- Cover your child in loose, baggy clothes for extra protection; tightly woven fabrics such as cotton provide the best protection

- A hat with a wide brim will not only look cute but will provide shade for their face and neck

- Bright eyes: Don't forget to protect your little one's eyes with sunglasses that meet the British Standard (BSEN 1836:2005) and carry the CE mark

- Remember when they're splashing in the sea or pool to use an extra water resistant sunscreen of SPF 50+ and re-apply after towelling

The language of....sun!

If you don't know your UVA or B from your SPF then our handy guide of sun lingo is here to help:

SPF simply stands for Sun Protection Factor - the higher the SPF, the stronger the sun protection

- A is for ageing - UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin causing serious longer term skin damage and premature signs of skin ageing

- B is for burning - UVB rays don't penetrate as deeply into the skin and are mainly responsible for the immediate signs of sun damage such as burning

So, what are you waiting for? Hit the beach, head for the pool... and catch the sun's rays, the safe way.

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