Summer is finally here which means long days basking in the sunshine with your little ones is just on the horizon. Beach days, park playdates and stretching out in the warm grass are some of the best memories you’ll make this season. But when you’re having so much fun it’s easy to forget the importance of sun safety for your kiddos.
Even if the sun isn’t fully out, sun safety is key for a summer to remember. No one wants to be stuck indoors nursing a sunburn! Keeping your little one protected from UV damage is more than just one application of sunscreen. UV rays can cause sunburn, premature aging and eye damage. The good news is you can prevent damage – and skin cancer – by being “sun smart!”
Here are our best tips for staying safe so you can have endless fun in the sun.
Prep baby’s skin before sunscreen.
Yes, sunscreen is incredibly crucial for avoiding sun damage, but did you know how you prep beforehand matters, too? Meet your new go-to skincare ingredient, Beta-glucan — a naturally occurring polysaccharide found in several natural sources, including oats, barley and even some mushrooms. By utilizing a blend of science and nature, Dabble and Dollop offers the first and only EWG Verified Beta-Glucan Enriched Infant Line- Dabble Ducky, that contributes to the long-term health and resilience of your baby's delicate infant skin.
Applying sunscreen to clean, dry skin at least 20 minutes before you go outside is key. Prepping baby’s skin with Dabble & Dollop’s Infant Essentials Bathline is our go-to each summer. The Foaming Infant Wash is a gentle, all-natural, vegan, and safe cleanser for delicate and eczema-prone skin and can be used daily on even the most sensitive skin.
No time to bathe before heading to the beach? Dabble & Dollop Face & Neck Wipes are perfect for gentle cleansing on-the-go and getting baby’s skin ready for sunscreen.
Reapply sunscreen every two hours or after swimming or excessive sweating.
Tie on a sunbonnet.
There’s so much to love about sunbonnets: the wide brim provides maximum sun coverage, the ties ensure that it will stay on even the most energetic of toddlers, and, of course, they’re as insta-worthy adorable as they are functional!
The American Association of Pediatrics recommends that babies and kids wear hats with a 3” brim to ensure total sun protection and shades your face, nose, neck and ears. Luckily for you our sunbonnets are as safe as they are cute and check every box.
Add some cute sunnies.
Sunglasses and a sunbonnet worn together can reduce UV radiation exposure to the eyes by up to 98%. Plus, how cute are little babes in a pair of sunnies?!
And don't forget to be a good role model! Use sunscreen, wear a sun-friendly hat, and limit your time in the sun. You'll reduce your risk of sun damage and teach your kids good sun sense.
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