5 Sun Safety Tips For Babies
Baby's safety from the sun is important. Before adding coolers and mats to your beach checklist, make sure you have these important items to protect your child.
No matter what look baby is sporting, you should always protect your little one's exposed skin with good sunscreen. You can find sunscreen that lasts up to 80 minutes and is safe for the environment. There are even sunscreen wipes for extra convenience. And remember, reapply after the recommended time according to the directions.
Baby's scalp, face, ears, and neck are some of the hardest places to apply sunscreen, and it's hard to completely cover the face without getting any sunscreen in her eyes. To ensure your youngster is covered, see if baby will wear a bucket hat. Some babies don't like hats, but it's worth a try, considering how well they protect the head.
SPF 50+ Clothing
Sunscreen isn't recommended for babies under 6 months, but baby's skin is very sensitive. One of the easiest ways to guarantee sun protection is to dress baby properly. Creepers are cute, but wet suits and other SPF 50+ clothing for children cover even more skin, leaving fewer unprotected areas to worry about. Many wet suits cover the arms and legs, and some even have hoods. There are plenty of cute designs to choose from, so baby will still look adorable.
Sand And Water Socks
If your child is always kicking off their shoes or refuses to wear sandals, sand and water socks can be the answer. They wear like socks (and can't be kicked off!) while protecting baby from hot sand, hidden glass, and most importantly, the sun's rays. They come in cute colors, and are perfect for pools and swim lessons, too.
Keep your baby in the shade. If there is no natural shade where you're spending time, bring your own umbrella or tent. If you spend a lot of time outside or in your backyard, you can add umbrellas, plants, and lawn decorations to turn it into a shady oasis everyone can enjoy.
With these products tucked into your beach tote, the whole family can safely enjoy time in the sunshine.
From travel gear to baby products to home goods and more, The Lakeside Collection carries a variety of items to help with every aspect of your life. Check out our latest finds and our best deals for a good day every day!