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It's Sun Screen Day!

Happy #SunScreenDay everyone!

We all like a little sun from time to time. It lightens our moods, brightens our day and tops up our vitamin D levels essential for healthy bones! Bring on the summer.

Too much though can lead to health risks. We all know of the dangers to own skin from the sun caused UV damage and we've probably all experienced that uncomfortable feeling and sometime painful burns from spending too long in the sun.

The effects on baby are much worse. During these early years, it’s not just your baby's feet that are developing, their skin is sensitive and can burn easily. Baby’s skin is so delicate that during the hottest part of the day which is 10am-2pm, babies should be kept out of direct sunlight and in the shade as much as possible whether it’s under trees, umbrellas, canopy or a sun tent.

 The NHS recommend that "Babies under the age of 6 months should be kept out of direct strong sunlight.”  They've got a nice video on this link:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/safety-in-the-sun/

In short, cover up, wear a hat, apply and reapply sun screen, stay cool. Enjoy.