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  • How to keep your baby safe in the sun

    July 30, 2021 2 min read

    How to keep your baby safe in the sun - The Nappy Shop

    Taking your baby on a family trip to the park or the beach is a great experience, but you want to make sure you’re keeping them safe from the sun. While everyone benefits from a healthy dose of Vitamin D from time to time, you still have to be wary of your child’s skin and eyes becoming damaged from the sun’s rays. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips you can follow to ensure your baby enjoys the great outdoors without any detrimental effects.

    Apply sunscreen

    Sunscreen is great for keeping your children safe in the summer heat. However, with so many varieties to choose from, it can be difficult to know what’s best for your child. For the simplest solution, try a water-resistant and broad-spectrum product that’s sun protection factor (SPF) 30 or higher. Make sure you apply enough and allow it to soak into the skin for at least 20 minutes before heading out into the sun. While some sunscreens aren’t recommended by children under six months old, Wotnot Natural Sunscreen can be used on babies three months and older.

    Wear a hat and sunglasses

    Once you’ve applied a good amount of sunscreen, wearing a hat and sunglasses is another easy way to keep your baby protected from the sun. Ideally, you want them to have long sleeves and pants to ensure the least amount of skin is exposed, while you should also aim for loose-fitting clothing to make sure they remain cool throughout the day. You can find shatterproof Baby Banz sunglasses at The Nappy Shop, featuring UV400 Category 3 lenses to provide excellent defence against the sun. Meanwhile, a Baby Banz Bucket Hat offers SPF 50+ protection.

    Find some shade

    Don’t underestimate the importance of shade when you decide to head out for the day. In the perfect situation, you’ll find a collection of dense treetops offering suitable protection from UV radiation. But if your destination doesn’t include such conveniences, you can always use an umbrella or sunshade to create a similar kind of refuge from the heat. If your child is over a year old, you can also give them a cool drink of water or frozen lollies to keep them comfortably refreshed during your day out.

    Shop the range today

    If you’re ready to stock up on high-quality products for your baby, we have everything you need for a great day out. From pram accessories to feeding and baby care, browse the vast range today at The Nappy Shop.