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Sun Safety Tips for Kids
1. Use sun lotion daily. Apply it 30 minutes before going outside. It’s best to do it before dressing up. Make it a daily routine, like brushing teeth.
2. Limit time in the sun, especially between 10 AM to 4 PM.
3. Stay in the shade as much as you can.
4. Use a sun hat and sun protective clothing.
5. Use sunglasses.
6. Have sunlotion, sun glasses and sun hat by the door, easily reachable on the way out.
7. Keep sun lotion on the go, purchase small bottles and lip balm to keep in your purse at all times.
8. Be an example, use sun screen, do not tan, and talk about sun safety to children.
9. Use sun lotion at least 30 SPF.
10. Provide shade, consider getting sun shades, play tents or a playhouse to give children opportunities to play in the shade.
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