If you have young children, you know how difficult it can be to keep them under control.
You know you wish to do your very best and prevent them from harm, but at that age, all kids want to do is get into trouble.
Your worries probably increase in the summer time. What with picnics, birthday parties, beach days, pool parties and summer camp, summer is definitely meant to be spent outdoors.
But does this mean your children should be exposed to the sun at all times?
Spending many hours in the sun not only causes dehydration and sunburn, but can also lead to skin problems. Prolonged exposure increases the risk of getting skin cancer.
Did you know that 23 percent of sun exposure in a person’s lifetime happens during childhood?
How can you ensure your kids are safe from the sun?
Precautions to Take
Making Your Home a Sun-Free Zone
When the kids are at home, the best you can do is minimize their sun exposure.
Ideally, you should aim to keep them indoors during peak sun hours. Invest in high quality blinds and curtains to keep the sun out.
However, that’s not always possible. Instead you can add a shaded area to your outdoor living space.
In a place like California, having good quality shade sails is a necessity.
Not only do they spruce up an outdoor living space, but they provide the much-needed protection from the sun that residents of the state need. Once you install a shade sail outside, you can also rest assured that your children are protected from sun exposure while playing.
If you own a swimming pool, get a durable, UV-proof pool shade sail to cover it. It will keep the temperature of the water bearable and your kids and guests can rest in style during pool parties.
If your kids are prone to having adventures in the backyard or under the patio, perhaps try patio shade sails or covers to keep them cool and away from the sun. Don’t go for cheap quality stuff you will find at any store, invest in something resilient that will last you for years to come.
If you’re worried about sun exposure in the playground, it might be time to take things into your hands. You can ask shade sail installers in your neighborhood to put up a playground shade sail that will protect not just your children, but the neighborhood kids, too.
Kids want to spend their summers playing outside. It’s natural to worry about health risks like sun exposure during playtime. To minimize your kids’ exposure to the sun, make sure they wear hats and sunscreen whenever they go out. Buy shade sails for your patio, backyard or pool for added protection.