It feels like forever since we had a holiday! The truth is, it was only last year that I was wandering around the world but it feels like an age ago. I’d love a beach holiday right now. We’ve had a few lovely days so far in the UK but as I type this it’s pouring down with rain! Holiday Gems have some great bargains and the temptation is so real. But there seems so much to think about now we have a little one and to be honest, we’ll probably enjoy the British summer until he is a little older. That being said, whether you’re at home or away this summer, you really need to watch out for your little one in the heat.
Here are some great tips on sun safety but if you have a little one like me, there are some extra precautions you need to take.
It’s all about the shade
As adults we generally love a bit of heat and getting a tan. But with a baby it’s a definite no no. Where ever you are try and stay in the shade. If you’re on the beach grab an umbrella or two and keep checking it as the sun moves. If you’re in the UK, head under a tree or purpose built shade. You can enjoy the heat without getting frazzled.
If your baby is over 6 months old apply lots and lots of sunscreen. EVEN if you’re in the shade. If they are under 6 months, sun cream isn’t recommended so just keep them completely out of the sun.
Lightweight and light coloured clothing is the best for your little one in the sunshine. If you hold the fabric up to the light, the less light you see shining through the better. Make sure they’re wearing a hat that covers their ears and neck plus, if they’re going swimming, you can now buy swimming gear with embedded UV protection.
Sun Protection Tent
If you’re planning to be outside, in one place for a long period of time, a sun protection tent is perfect. Beaches and parks, even the garden can host a cute tent like this that your little one can chill out in keeping safe from the sun. You can use it yourself too if you fancy a nap! Plus it’s a great place to change your toddler after they’ve been splashing around.
Four simple things to keep in mind and all so easy to do!