Making sun safety a habit will take some of the hassle out of it. Taking pre-sun precautions will become a matter of fact, and the extra five or six minutes it takes to cover up and get sun-screened may do more than just prevent sunburn – it might just save your child’s life. Skin cancer is a real problem, and it can kill. Take a look at this Illustrated, Step-by-Step Skin Cancer Self-Exam and see if you or your children are at risk.
This week we started with a way for you to test your sun safety knowledge with What’s Your Sun Safety IQ? To help you make sure you’re doing everything right, we found you tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and 10 Ways to Keep Your Child Hydrated in the Summer. And then, for when things don’t go exactly as planned, we dug out a Sunburn Treatment Reference Sheet.
We hope you’ll use this week’s posts as quick references to keep your children hydrated and their delicate skin safe from the sun.
If you’ll be spending some time at the beach with your little one, consider a fun cabana that will protect them from UV rays! A sunshade for your car is also a great investment for summer time and all year-round.