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We are going to get the full benefit of being in the sun when we are outdoors! Here are our tips so your children keep lovely memories of these outings.
Certain precautions should be taken in order to make the most of the fine weather, without going to the point of staying indoors throughout the summer, which is, of course, out of the question. Exposing children under the age of 3 to the sun is not recommended, so think carefully about where your walk will take you, giving preference to shaded routes.
You should also take into account the orientation of the sun according to the time of day: you can enjoy any location, you just need to avoid times of the day when the sun is at its highest, in particular between 12 midday and 4pm. Make the most of these moments to have lunch or take a nap, in the shade of course!
For parts of the body without protection, don't hesitate to apply thick layers of sun cream and remember to reapply every two hours. Check that the packaging mentions "baby", double UVA/UVB protection and a factor of 50+.
It is preferable to use mineral sun creams that, despite the inconvenience of the white marks, minimise the risk of allergies (compared with chemical filters) and help you to visualise any areas which have been forgotten!