3 Simple Ways To Stay Safe In The Sun


Hot summer days here in the UK are few and far between but this weekend temperatures have soared to over 23 degrees! It's been hotter here than it's been in parts of Spain and we've been loving it! We've spent so much time outside, splashing in the paddling pool, slurping on ice lollies and soaking up all the natural Vitamin D. I find that because we aren't used to the heat that I have to give myself a little bit of a refresher every year when it comes to sun safety. With this in mind, I thought I'd put together a post all about the 3 simple tips that I follow every year.


Apply quality suncream -As soon as the sun comes out, so does the sunscream. It's recommended that you replace them every year and that you choose a quality suncream that's not just high in SPF, but one which has 4 or 5 star UVA protection rating too. I apply head to toe but pay close attention to the spots the sun naturally hits such as top of the years, nose, back of the neck and their limbs. It's also important to apply it at least half an hour before you venture outside and make sure to reapply throughout the day, even if it is once a day. it's better to be safe than sorry.

Dress appropriately -
Dresses, shorts, tshirts, sandals and most importantly, sun hats! I'm always so excited when it's time to start buying summer clothes for the children and with going abroad next week I've been looking online for some last minute holiday shop bargains. The latest White Company deals have been very useful. They've got some wonderful swim suits with built in UPF 50 and lovely poncho towels which are perfect for the beach or around the pool.


Stay in the shade
Kids shouldn't bask in the sun like us adults do, that's just common sense but I do find that they naturally seek shade anyway. No matter where we are, when it's sunny I always make sure we are near an area which offers shade so they can cool off and re hydrate every so often. It also gives you the perfect opportunity to reapply their suncream.

Have you been enjoying the sun this bank holiday weekend? How have you been keeping safe? I'd love to hear some of your tips.
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13 comments:

  1. Plenty of fluids too, Megan caught the sun yesterday even though I smothered her in factor 50 twice, so we're hiding in the house with the windows wide open, hoping no bugs come in, we had a wasp in our kitchen yesterday xxx

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  2. Though I like sunny days, it's because it is easier and more comfortable outdoors. As in the winter more layers, need to consider shelter from wind, rain, snow. Spring and Summer allow for getting outdoors, enjoying outdoors :- Parks, activities, etc. I am not one for sitting in the sun, for me that's boring. We tend to focus on going places, visiting people, activities, etc.

    I like how Australia encouraged Sun Care :- Slip, Slap, Slop. I think was their slogan :- Slip on a t-shirt (appropriate clothing), Slap on some Sun Screen ( appropriate Sun cream / lotion) and Slap on a hat ( sun hat, etc) . I always aim to ensure appropriate sunglasses.

    Sun Care is important when we are providing care for others :- Babies, Children, the elderly, as well as other adults. Skin Care is an important issue. Prevention of damage is important. Good to be kept aware, up to date / informed. Whilst also being aware of benefits of good weather. Such as Vitamin D, as you mention. Good weather also allows and may well encourage us to exercise.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. We have enjoyed some delicious ice lollies, which have helped to cool us down and rehydrate us on hot sunny days.

    Rachel Craig

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  4. So important to follow the guidelines - great tips

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  5. Needing to stock up again on ice cream and ice lollies.

    Rachel Craig

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  6. I'm the first one to get out the sunhats and cream

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  7. Dress Appropriately :- I think I need to go shopping for some nice summer clothes. Cotton is cool and comfortable. Bright colours can be nice and cheery. Ava looks lovely in sunshine yellow.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. I'm all for the suncream, but I do believe children (and adults) need about 20-30 mins a day in the sun without cream, as we need the vitamin D. There have been studies showing people have developed rickets from rigorously applying UVA and not taking supplements... I always let my daughter go to school without suncream but when we go out in the sun (park, beach, or on holiday) we apply regularly x

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  9. Stay in the Shade :- Making me think of, and consider garden furniture. As lovely to sit around garden table and chairs, being shaded by a parasol.

    Rachel Craig

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  10. Hello Sunshine! It has been nice to have some bright days. Some local events held outdoors recently. Wonderful that there has been the nice weather to encourage and allow people to attend. Lovely that families got some activities to attend outdoors. There was some shelter provided via markees. Weather not hot, but dry. Some folks took their dog with them, nice :- truly a family day out. Nice to see and to try and determine dog breeds.

    Rachel Craig

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  11. Pets tend to be thought of as part of the family. I am pleased to say that local cafes tend to provide dog bowls of fresh water outdoors. Allows the dogs to be kept sufficiently hydrated whilst family can have meal, snack, ice cream, etc.

    Sufficient fluids are essential, and often children need to provided with such refreshments. As well as easy access to toilet facilities.

    Rachel Craig

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  12. Seems Harry and Meghan were lucky with the weather on their wedding day. Will have helped in allowing many to enjoy the day, the celebrations, and the outdoors. The Queen and her family seem to have quite a variety of family events / occasions this year.

    Rachel Craig

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  13. Plenty of suncream and don't forget to reapply frequently

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