Parents often log extensive hours outside playing with their children and watching them during sporting events. The UVA and UVB rays that come from the sun can be concerning for many parents. These rays often reach people even when they feel they are properly shaded. With the sun shining and beautiful weather approaching, parents should do everything they can to make sure their children are safe from the sun’s damaging effects. Instead of keeping everyone cooped up in the house all day, families can follow these simple rules to stay sun-safe while enjoying the outdoors:
1. Wear a hat and sunglasses
Everyone, down to the smallest family member, can benefit from wearing a hat. The ideal choice will have a wide brim that shades the face and protects one of the body’s most sensitive skin areas. Parents should cover their kids’ eyes as well by giving them a trusted brand of sunglasses that they know is certified.
2. Choose UV Protected Clothing
At the park and the beach, UV protected clothing can be a life saver. However, parents should remember that the quality of their kids’ other clothing can also help them keep the sun-safe. Light colors, long sleeves and cotton fabrics are ideal for these situations.
3. Apply Ample Sunscreen
Parents should apply sunscreen to their children whenever they go outside for longer than 15 minutes. The brand should be non-toxic and child-friendly with an SPF over 30. Anywhere the sun touches should be covered liberally.
Shade structures are essential to protecting children’s delicate skin and health. Shade-n-Net offers a wide variety of structures and shade netting to help families and communities make sure they are giving their children the best protection possible.
For families, they offer patio and backyard shade structures as well as residential carports. Their structures are often seen in the community at neighborhood parks and at local businesses as well. Shade ‘N Net’s variety of netting options block out 98 percent of the sun’s UV rays, and they do it in an aesthetically pleasing way.
With these protections, parents can be sure their children will enjoy the sun without its harmful effects. For more information, explore all our products or contact us today!