There’s no doubt about it: children love to play and frolic about in the sun. However, living in Australia means we are exposed to the sun’s harmful rays much more than other countries. With the ozone layer depleting progressively as each year passes, it’s now more important than ever to ensure we’re doing our best to protect our kid’s skin from the damaging effect of UV radiation when they’re outdoors.
Be sunsmart and slip, slop, slap, seek and slide
While a little bit of sun exposure helps our bodies make Vitamin D and produce calcium, there is such a thing as too much. Your child is especially vulnerable to the sun’s UV rays, and it can cause serious damage to their skin and eyes, as well as wreak havoc with their immune system.
When your little one is outdoors, keep them safe from the sun with these accessories:
One last thing to keep in mind is that if you’re enjoying a day at the beach, the sun is at its peak during the hours of 10am – 4pm. It’s best to avoid the outdoors during these hours. If you can’t, then try to seek shade where possible, taking breaks between time out in the sun.
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Shop online at Baby Bootique for babies bucket hats and children’s sun hats from some of the biggest brands like Acorn, Kapow Kids and more. With offer free shipping for orders over $100 across Australia, your little one is sure to be sun safe no matter where they are. Browse our collection online today.