Children’s clothing: The appropriate clothing for protect from the sun

The head, especially the face, neck and ears of children are very sensitive. Therefore, make sure that your child always wears a hat, a cap or a scarf with umbrella and neck protection in the sun. Clothing should be airy and not too tight and cover as much of the body. Long-sleeved shirts or T-shirts and loose-fitting long pants are ideal.

Not all substances are sun proof. Meanwhile, there are T-shirts, shirts and pants that offer their fabrics by special weaving techniques or impregnating a special UV protection. This so-called ultraviolet protection factor (EIA) should not be less than 30 characters. The T-shirt very well protects against splashing or swimming shoulders and back. However, not tightly woven cotton T-shirts do not provide adequate protection by UV rays, especially in the wet state. The substance should therefore be either very firmly woven or best equipped with a UV protection factor.

Use sunscreen properly

In addition to the textile sun protection all unprotected body parts such as hands, face, back of the feet should be protected by sunscreen. Use for children only suitable sunscreen. Creams and lotions dry the skin of children from less than, for example gels. The centre of the sun should UV-A and UV-B ray’s block with an SPF of at least 15, more preferably 20. Reapply the skin for longer stays outdoors repeatedly.

Since the sunscreen is removed by sweating and abrasion, this repeated application is necessary to maintain protection, thereby however, does not extend the specified by the SPF of the sunscreen protection period. When swimming, splashing or playing on the water, the risk of sunburn is particularly high.

This is true even when the skin’s UV filters have been developed. Certain substances that are natural protective shield that is soluble in water and wash while bathing already within a short time. Also, make sure that your child’s eyes are protected especially in the mountains or at the seaside with an appropriate headgear with umbrella or sunglasses with UV filters.

Finally, children learn primarily through imitation of the behaviour of their parents. Your child will learn more easily how to protect themselves from the risks of sun, if you, as parents, give an example. You must therefore protect itself also, for example by not staying too long in the direct sun and be protected by proper clothing and headgear.