How to keep your kids safe in the sun.

How to keep your kids safe in the sun.

It’s warming up and outdoor activities are in full swing. With temperatures increasing fast and skin care on the rise in young adults, it’s important to protect your kids from the hot Californian sun. Check out these tips to help!

Stay in the shade when possible.

It’s a good idea to keep children in the shade in the middle of the day when the sun is at its strongest. Try to get into the habit of teaching kids that they should move indoors or seek shade between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Use a good sunscreen.

Make sure your little ones wear sunscreen, especially throughout the summer. Make sure that they apply the sunscreen before they get dressed so that they don’t miss any areas of skin. Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 15 but consider a higher factor for areas like their shoulders, back of their neck, tops of their ears, and nose.

Top up the sunscreen often.

After sweating or swimming, sunscreen must be reapplied. Remember to apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before heading outdoors, too!

Stay hydrated.

Ensure your child has access to plenty of water throughout the day, especially if they are active. Encourage them to drink water often to stay adequately hydrated.

At summer camp, we understand the importance of keeping safe in the sun. If you want to get your children involved in a great summer camp that is ideal for them, contact Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. We have many programs that encourage outdoor activities, personal development, and fun!