Sun Safe Holidays

From the HSE:

Make the most of sunny days with your children, but always keep them protected from the sun.

Remember not only is sunburn very painful, getting sunburn in childhood increases the risk of skin cancer in later life. So take action now and follow the Irish Cancer Society’s advice:

  • Children and babies have very sensitive skin which can burn easily.
  • Keep babies under 6 months in the shade.
  • Keep older children safe by following the SunSmart Code:
    • Slip on sun protective clothing
    • Slap on a hat – a wide brim that gives shade to the face, neck and ears
    • Slop on sunscreen – use appropriate factor and reapply often and always after swimming.
    • Seek shade – especially between 11 a.m and 3 p.m.
    • Wear wrap-around sunglasses from as early an age as possible
  • Check the UV indexsunshine in your area – this is a guide to how sunsmart you need to be to reduce your risk of skin cancer.
  • Remember that up to 90% of UV rays can pass through light clouds – so you need to take care on cloudy days too.
  • To develop healthy bones and teeth, make sure your baby gets vitamin D – the “sunshine vitamin”. Whether you choose to breastfeed or formula feed your baby you should give your baby 5 micrograms (5µg) of vitamin D3 every day.

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