Where is summer? The weather has been so miserable where we are lately. I am sure it will pick up again and I hope soon. I would like to be back to lovely hot summer days so we can make the most of the outdoors this summer.
We do spend a lot of our time outdoors during the summer months and it is really important to me to protect Sophia and Archie’s skin as much as I can. I have teamed up with Holiday Gems to tell you about my top tips for protecting my children in the summer months and hotter days.
Here are some things I like to make sure of when I take my two out in the sun.
1. Wear sun cream – I always make sure to put sun cream on both my children on hotter days. I also do so in the morning before school if I know it is going to be a hot day. I usually go for a 30 factor or a 50 factor. I don’t like using sun block as such as I think it is good for them to get some Vitamin D from the sun.
2.I always take a hat out for both children if I know it is going to be particularly hot, as this protects and shadows their face from direct sun light.
3. I make sure to take a bottle of water with me everywhere because it is especially important to keep hydrated in the heat. Children can be so busy playing and forget to drink anything so I like to offer them water every now and then.
4.I like my children to try and wear protective clothing and still be cool. I usually like for their shoulders and back to be covered as these are the places that are exposed most to the sun.
5.If we are swimming I like them to wear a protective swimsuit, as you do catch the sun a lot more and a lot quicker in the water. I worry more about Archie as he is a lot younger then Sophia. I am quite happy for Sophia to wear a normal swimsuit to the beach as long as she has the protection of a full swimming costume.
These are the five things I like to make sure of over the summer months to protect my children from any sun burn or skin damage. Have you got any other tips to share that I might have missed?