Summertime is coming, and that means one thing: more time in the sun! Before you reach for that bottle of sunscreen, here are a few things to keep in mind:
  • The best way to stay safe from the sun is to not be exposed to it. Consider having children wear hats and sun protective clothing for maximum coverage. Find shaded areas outside.
  • Sunscreen is considered a medication. Make sure you have proper authorization forms.
  • Your application method should ensure germs are not spread from one child's skin to the next through handwashing, glove use, having older children self-apply, etc.
  • Spray on sunscreens are not recommended. You can learn more from Seattle Children's Hospital here.
  • When selecting a sunscreen, ensure it is at least SPF 30 and protective against both UVA and UBV rays.