Stay Sun Smart This Summer!
Being sun smart with your children is no longer just the ol’ Slip, Slop, Slap! Evidence suggests that childhood sun exposure contributes significantly to your lifetime risk of skin cancer.
Cancer Council Australia recommends keeping babies out of the sun as much as possible for the first 12 months.
Where this is not possible, parents and carers should minimise exposure by:
- Planning the day’s activities outside the middle of the day when UV levels are most intense.
- Cover as much skin as possible with loose fitting clothes and wraps made from closely woven fabrics.
- Choosing a hat that protects the baby’s face, neck and ears.
- Make use of available shade or create shade for the pram, stroller or play area.
- Apply a broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen to small areas of the skin that cannot be protected by clothing, such as the face, ears, neck and hands, remembering to re-apply. The Little Innoscents SPF30+ Natural Sun Lotion is a perfect choice!
- Slide on a pair of wrap around sunglasses.
For more info visit www.cancer.org.au.