According to a survey from the British Association of Dermatologists, eight in ten people do not adequately apply sun protection before going outside in the heat. That’s pretty concerning! This week is Sun Awareness Week, so we’ve put together a list of our top picks for protecting your little one from harmful UV rays. Don’t forget that you should always be using sunscreen too!
This Cuddledry protective poncho is perfect for wrapping up your little one after they’ve been splashing in the pool. It’s super soft and has little poppers under the arms to keep it in place until they’re ready to get dressed.
It’s essential that your child is wearing super high SPF to ensure the highest protection. It’s also recommended that children under three years are never exposed to direct sunlight. We love this Mustela lotion because it keeps your child’s skin hydrated and is fragrance and alcohol-free.
If your child loves playing out in the sea or pool, a wetsuit is a must-have. They will be able to enjoy the sunshine and always be protected. O’Neill have such a great range of comfortable UV protective clothing at the moment.
Specially formulated for those with sensitive skin, Anthelios Dermo-Kids is a reliable favourite. It’s resistant to water, sand and perspiration, so provides full and long-lasting coverage. Like with all sunscreens, be sure to apply frequently to ensure your child is always protected.
An absolute pushchair essential! This Anti-UV Umbrella from Babymoov can be attached to any pushchair and can be swivelled to shield from the sun in any direction.
This Little Babyni is perfect for a day out a the beach. It’s a safe place that provides comfort and protection for your little one against the sand, wind and sun. It’s very light and simply pops up – so easy!
Make sure your children are set up with a super pair of sunnies. Mothercare have a fabulous range to choose from at the moment, but we especially love these Peppa Pig Daisy glasses – such a cute addition to an outfit.
These caps with a fabric section at the back are always the safest option for children. This cotton-soft hat will keep your child cool and protect their delicate skin from any sun damage.
We love the Bugaboo sun canopy. It provides complete sun and mosquito protection. The mesh panelling allows for good ventilation and cool air to pass through.
This Soothing Skin Gel is perfect for soothing itchy skin including rashes and bites. It also helps to moisturise and rehydrate skin after it has been exposed to heat and sun. Suited to adults and children over two years.
This is our go-to after sun lotion for children. It’s suitable for newborns and upwards. Although your newborn should not be exposed to direct sun light, we recommend this lotion for after any outdoor exposure to the elements.