Health Tip: Protect Children From Sunburn
(HealthDay News) -- A child's delicate skin needs protection
from the sun to prevent a painful burn and skin damage.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions to
protect children from sunburn:
- Sunburn can happen even on a shady day. The sun doesn't have to
be shining brightly to cause a burn.
- Use sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15.
Apply 30 minutes before your child heads outdoors, and reapply
throughout the day.
- Cover skin with cool, light cotton clothing that covers arms
- Keep your child shaded with a beach umbrella.
- Put a wide-brimmed hat on your child.
- Never put a young baby (younger than six months) in direct
- Try to keep your child out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4
p.m., when the sun is strongest.
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