I like summer. Who doesn’t love him? Especially our children. And they are exposed to many dangers: burns, overheating in the sun, loss of strength. Although summer is the most beautiful time of the year, in summer it is necessary to protect the child from the sun.
I recently learned that children under 3 years old should not be in the open sun. The younger the child, the less melanin is produced by its skin. This protective pigment makes the skin tanned and bronzed.
Walking in the fresh air in the summer is important, but you need to be extremely careful! It is important for walking to choose a neutral time. For my children, this is early morning (7-8 hours) until 11 o’clock in the afternoon. And then we go for a walk at 16.00-17.00. I think this time is safe.
How to protect a child
But still, there are times when you have to go in the midst of the sun. Yes, and on weekends my daughter is always on the street. Saves the pool and shade from the trees. But when this is not, or we are in the city, what to do?
one. Headdress. For us, this is a problem, to be honest. Both daughter and son refuse to wear hats. Both in winter and summer. We wear a cap or hat with tears in our eyes! But it is very important to walk with your head covered in the sun!
2 Clothing. So that the baby does not burn, you need to cover his shoulders. It is this part of the body that burns in the very first place in just a matter of minutes. The best option, as for me, is a T-shirt, dressing gown, shirt with short sleeves.
3 Footwear. What shoes are suitable for summer? Slippers, sandals. Naturally, they should be comfortable and safe. His feet should be protected from sharp objects (stones, debris) that a child can find on the street, in the yard, in the sandbox.
four. Sunscreens. Everyone knows about the importance of this tool. If earlier it was believed that the cream should be used only on the beach, now everyone knows that it should be applied leaving the house. If I go with the child under the bright sun, I always use a sunscreen spray. Its delicate and sensitive skin must be protected from excess ultraviolet radiation.
This also applies when children go to the kindergarten, to visit, to the nature, to the store. If the baby is under the sun, he needs a sunscreen! I’d rather be safe and take advantage of the spray than regret that I did not use it, mourning for numerous burns.
five. Wiping. After bathing, I immediately wipe my children. In principle, it is possible to give the child and dry, if it is not hot sun. But in fact, each drop of water acts as a lens, attracting the sun’s rays to itself.
6 Sunglasses. I think they must be in the arsenal. Quality glasses are important for the child, they protect his eyes from the bright sun. But just a dark plastic, which is full on the market, only strains the eyes. It dilates the pupil and spoils the eyesight. Without such points it is better to do, I think.
Summer and warmth to enjoy, no doubt! But it is worth remembering about the dangers and the scorching sun! And how do you save your kids from the sun?