So the signs of spring are finally showing up around here and I'm really looking forward to spending some time out of the house with Avery. My goal is to be outside for at least an hour every day. I think it will keep us active and make me take a mental break from work.
Then I started thinking about sun safety for Avery. Do I need to put on sunscreen everyday? What if it's just our daily trip to the park? How do you keep a kids skin covered without them overheating?
I did some research and it made me even more confused. Half the articles said that you should put sunscreen on your kid everyday, even if you're not going to the beach or spending hours outdoors. If you don't your child will get skin cancer. The other half of the article says that sunscreen contains dangerous chemicals and shouldn't be put on a kid everyday or the chemical will seep in and cause skin cancer. Is 99% of the population suffering from skin cancer, or am I missing something?
What do/did you do with your toddlers to protect them from the sun? Do you slather with sunscreen daily or just keep them covered? What/how do you keep a wiggly toddler covered?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)
Every morning I get their arms, face, etc.. for school and if we leave for a day off to the park or errands, I almost always have it on..
I don't know anything about the chemical that "causes" cancer.. I do use aveno or nutragena brand, only because it's not greasy or smelly...
I'm very fair skinned but never put on suncreen unless I'm gonna be out all day or at the beach. Avery is a bit darker, but I know she'd still burn. I'll probably just make it part of our routine now :)