Sun Safety is crucial for our children both when they are outside playing on those beautiful sunny days and enjoying time in the outdoors even when it appears a bit cloudy. Invest in your child’s sun safety when they are young and develop life-long habits while teaching them important information associated with sun safety.
When our skin is overexposed to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, a sunburn can result. It is very important to note that each child will have a different tolerance to the sun. For example, children who have light coloured hair, such as blonde or red will get a sunburn in much less time outside compared to other children with darker hair and skin tones. In addition, the type of activity or time of day you’re outside can make a very big different in how much sun exposure is too much. For example, if your child is swimming in a pool, lake or the ocean, the reflection of the UV rays can cause a sunburn much quicker than other activities.
The following specific sun safety topics below cover a great deal of sun safety information and we are continually updating our information.