Stay safe in the sun this summer – sun care tips for kids!
To celebrate National Sunscreen Day today, we’re sharing our top tips to keep the little ones safe in the sun this summer!
First up of course, is get a high factor sunscreen suitable for all th
e family – many brands do a kids range now. You want at least 30 SPF (50 SPF is best).
Try to apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before they head out in the sun and don't forget their shoulders, back of their neck, tops of their ears, nose and cheeks and the tops of their feet if they’re running around without shoes!
Don’t forget to re-apply sunscreen throughout the day – and if they’ve been in the pool/sea, dry off and re-apply!
Check out the Slipfree Swimwear, Shoes and Accessories range for SPF 50+ suncare protection, the perfect safety partner this summer! Click here to shop Slipfree Range >> (also available instore at our Wimbledon Village store)
Get some shade!
We know it’s hard to keep the kids out of the sun when they’re having fun – but where ever possible try and get them to in the shade, typically between 11am and 3pm when the sun is at its strongest.
If you can’t get them inside – then how about creating your own shade, with a parasol, a play tend or at the last resort – get those sunglasses and sun hats on!
Check out our range of Sun hats and sunglasses for kids on our website plus more beach and holiday items – Click here >>
Last but not least - stay hydrated and keep cool!
Pack plenty of water for day trips or if at home keep everyone topped up with regular water breaks!
If the kids are running in and out of the water (either paddling pool, swimming pool or at the beach) – ensure to keep a close watch, make a note where the life guards are stationed in an emergency – and think about protective footwear for the kids.
One of our most popular products so far this Spring as we head into summer has been the Slip Free Shoes range.
Protect children from the dangers of slipping and falling, burning their feet on hot floors and from sharp objects. Slipfree Shoes are is extremely flexible, comfortable and easy to swim in. A barefoot feel to wear all day and rated Sun Safe UPF 50+ - perfect for fun in the sun!
Shop the SlipFree range online here >> or pop into our Wimbledon Village store
Stay safe and have fun this Half Term!
What are your tips to keep the kids safe in the sun? Share yours in the comments below!