Mind your children in the sun

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Children are susceptible to the harmful effects of the sun beacuse their skin is thinner the younger they are, with a baby's skin is aound 1/5th the thickness of an adult's. Also but did you know that a child's skin can burn in as little as ten minutes? Research showns that six episodes of serious sunburn before the age of 18, doubles the risk of developing skin cancer as an adult.

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merrymen 1215603945

Yes- its very important to make sure that children are covered up and that you reapplying high factor sunscreen frequently.


They shouldn't be out at all at the hottest time of the day- midday to midafternoon.

merrymen 1215699697

apparently you should not put sunscreen on babies under 6 months

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