As a new parent we are bombarded with information; endless lists of do’s and don’ts and some of it seems to change depending on the source. You’ll be happy to know that when it comes to sun protection it is simple, and all reliable sources offer the same advice making it easy to follow.
We know that babys’ skin is sensitive and delicate which makes it more vulnerable to the harmful effects of the sun. For the first 6 months your baby should be protected and shielded from direct sunlight. The simple fact is that the sun should be avoided between 10am and 4pm. Head for the shade, and always use your Sam&Hugo Sun Blanket to ensure full sun protection in the pram or baby carrier.
We know too that it is not the heat that burns the skin but the sun’s UV rays. These rays can cause harm even when we don’t feel the heat on our skin. In the Southern Hemisphere especially, the UV rays can cause damage all year round. Keep this in mind and always practise sun safety by using sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and sun protective clothing. Most importantly always check the UPF rating of the products you use. The Sam&Hugo Sun Blanket has an UPF rating of 50+ so you can rest assured your baby is fully protected from harmful UV rays. http://www.samandhugo.com
Here are some helpful tips for Sun Smart parents:
- Avoid direct sun (10am-4pm)
- Apply sunscreen
- Wear a UPF 50+ hat
- Wear sunglasses
- Use UPF50+ Sun shades/umbrellas when at the beach or pool
- Use a Sam&Hugo UPF50+ protective Sun blanket whenever baby is in the pram or baby carrier
- Use UPF50+ protective clothing
- Seek shade whenever possible
- Keep baby hydrated