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How Often Should You Apply Sunscreen on Your Child?

How Often Should You Apply Sunscreen on Your Child?

Spring and summer means more time for children to be active outdoors. In the midst of all the fun and games, it’s important to remember that prolonged sun exposure can pose serious threats to your child’s skin health.

To protect children from harsh UV rays, keep in mind:

  • Children under 6 months should be kept out of direct sunlight.
  • Invest in comfortable clothing that protects the body.
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses with 99% UV face protection.
  • UV rays are strongest between 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Use a broad spectrum sunscreen.

Choosing a sunscreen that is the best fit for you and your family is essential. Sunscreen not only protects the skin from burns, but also from developing cancer. A broad spectrum-labeled sun screen should be applied to all areas of exposed skin and reapplied every 2 hours. Reapply more frequently when swimming or sweating. Make sure to apply water-resistant sunscreen for children when playing in water areas.

When using Chappapeela Sports Park‘s Splash Pad, it is important to follow these rules to ensure your child’s safety:

  • Please stay home if your child is feeling unwell.
  • Always shower at home before entering.
  • Make sure to take children on bathroom breaks and change diapers frequently.
  • Do not let children swallow water or sit on jets.
  • Invest in water shoes.
  • Always walk. Don’t run!