1) Use Sun Protective Swimwear
There are various style options available for babies but it is important that the swimwear covers the baby's shoulder and torso so that you can reduce the usage of sunscreens. As the baby has a large surface area to volume ratio, sunscreen chemicals that are absorbed through the skin affect the baby's health more.
2) Avoid the Peak Sun Hours
3) Cover the Baby
- Or use a legionnaire hat that covers the neck when in the water as it provides good protection to a delicate area.
A pair of sunglasses also protect their eyes and keep them comfortable if the sun is strong. You may meet some resistance in the beginning, but good quality sunglasses that have UV lenses, are shatter-resistant and made of soft flexible material will keep their eyes safe from the UV rays.
4) Stay Under Shades
5) Invest in a Reputable Sunscreen
6) Hydrate whilst at Play
Aquatic sports and water play is enjoyed by most babies and young children! It is a good way for them to learn how to move their bodies and to pick up an essential skill. Take these simple six steps to keep them safe from the sun and have maximum peace of mind as you let them enjoy their playtime in the water!