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Keeping Your Family Protected from the Sun

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If you are like me, you’re dreaming of sunny days and warm weather as winter gets ready for its last hurrah. Before you know it, the good weather and mild days will be here. It will be time to hang up your coats and get out in the glorious sunshine. The whole family, young and old, can’t wait to embrace the great outdoors. Whether you plan on heading to the beach, going for a hike, or breaking out the bicycles, you are all going to be exposed to the sun. You Need to make sure that everyone is protected.

It’s More than Just a Sunburn
When you think about sun exposure, especially when it comes to your kids, your main priority is to avoid a sunburn. Burns are painful and will keep your young ones from enjoying themselves if they can’t bear to have anything touch their skin. However, you need to think of the big picture. While no one likes a burn, it’s the consequences that are most important. Every time you or your children are burned by the sun, it increases the risk of skin cancer later in life. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. All it takes is the proper measures to be safe when enjoying a day outdoors.

How You Can Protect Yourselves from the Sun
There are several things that you can do to ensure everyone is safe while out in the sun. You can consider waiting to go out, whether you take your kids out early in the morning or later in the day, avoiding peak times of sun exposure. Otherwise, protective clothing is a plus. Hats and sunglasses are a good move. If the weather isn’t too warm, go with long sleeves and pants. If the heat is full blast, you need to break out the sunscreen. Turn to a company like Rocky Mountain Sunscreen for a reputable brand that is available in bulk. You’ll find a variety of strengths and options such as hypoallergenic formulas. Click here to find out about your options. Always pack sunscreen when you are on the go. You can quickly apply it before heading to the pool or the beach. If your children are going to be playing outside for an extended period of time, sunscreen is a must. You’ll be protecting them from burns and damage to their skin that could show up when they are older.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    We use Badger Baby and love it! We also try to avoid the hours between 11-2 if we can help it. Despite the sunscreen, my kiddos usually get a pretty good tan and that helps them not get burned too. 🙂 If only I could get them to keep their hats and shades on… ugh.

    March 21, 2016 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Cathy Jarolin

    This is a very important message you posted for all Parents.. Keep your children protected from the Sun! You could be giving them a longer life..Hope everyone follows through.. Thankyou for sharing this very true message! Bless You!

    March 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Mandy P

    I’ve never been concerned about sun protection for myself, but now that I have a little one, I’m always vigilant about keeping him safe and protected. Sunglasses, hats, skin covered, and once the warmer weather gets here, we’ll be adding sunblock to the routine, too.

    March 4, 2016 at 10:54 am
  • Reply Mia

    I keep extra sun hats and sunscreen in the car during the spring and summer months so we don’t get caught without it when we go to the beach or are just enjoying the sunshine.

    March 2, 2016 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Laura Bowman

    This is a hard one for me! I don’t burn easily at all but my husband burns and peels all summer and doesn’t change much 😉 Not really sure about the kids yet as they are still really little but I really need to do better with preparing and protecting them!!

    March 2, 2016 at 8:15 am
  • Reply Deborah D

    These are very good tips. Trying to get sunscreen on the kids can sometimes be a challenge though but necessary.

    March 2, 2016 at 12:48 am
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