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Keep Safe In The Sun This Bank Holiday

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information | Posted on 23-08-2013

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Unusually this Bank Holiday weekend is shaping up to be quite nice. The sun looks set to shine for the duration, so no doubt we’ll all be heading outdoors. Whether its down to the beach, out to the park or off to a theme park I’m sure everyone’s first priority will be making sure the children are protected from the sun. I always make sure Little Man has suncream on if we’re out somewhere and he’s in direct sunlight and that we have cream with us to top up when needed. I also attempt to make him wear a hat, but to be honest the only hats he’s interested in wearing are cowboy or pirate ones. Me? Well I – like an alarming 40% of all parents – tend to forget to protect myself. I’m too busy making sure he’s safe that I often forget to put suncream on me. Like everyone I’m fully aware of the dangers of sun exposure but rarely remember those dangers apply to me, not just Little Man.

Cancer Research UK recently teamed up with Nivea Sun – the team behind the aforementioned statistic – to make sure that EVERYONE remembers to keep safe in the sun this summer, and as a sunny weekend approaches, now’s the best time to take note.

· Spend time in the shade if your shadow is shorter than you. If your shadow is shorter than you are, then the sun is strong.  During the UK summer, the sun is at its strongest between 11am and 3pm

· Wear a hat, t-shirt and sunglasses when the sun’s strong. Wide brimmed hats or foreign legion style caps are best

· Cancer Research UK recommends you use at least factor 15 sunscreen with a high star rating. Sunscreen rubs off easily if you sweat, swim or change clothes. So whether you’re in the UK or abroad, when the sun is strong remember to apply generously and reapply regularly

Make sure you stay safe and sun smart this weekend whilst you’re out enjoying yourself. More handy tips and information can be found online.

 

Summer Holiday Essentials: Protection

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Product Reviews, Summer Holiday Essentials | Posted on 06-06-2012

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Good quality sun cream that is quick and easy to apply to wriggling children is what we all dream of isn’t it? When the sun is out protecting our children’s delicate skin is essential, but getting it on them is often tricky and they are generally left covered in a sticky cream which rubs off on clothes and furniture. I was looking for something easy to apply which dried quickly and provided great protection for my Little Man. Getting sun cream on him has become increasingly difficult as he’s gotten older, but I have found a great product that does the trick – Sudocrem Sunscreen Mousse.
Being a mousse its really easy to apply and it dries almost instantly. As well as providing SPF 50 sun protection it is also water proof and resistant to towel drying, and offers protection from irritation caused by salt, chlorine and wind burn, making it perfect for use on the beach or by the pool. Being Sudocrem you can also rely on it leaving your child’s skin in the best possible condition – soft and smooth, and able to breath as the mousse doesn’t block pores like cream.

We took this with us on holiday to Devon recently and it was great. I kept it in my bag when we went out and I was able to apply it really quickly. Little Man thought the mousse squirting out the pump was fascinating so was happy for me to cover him in it. We also used it at home during the recent heat wave and sunny fortnight. My Little Man’s skin has remained safe in the sun and has never had that greasy feel you tend to get with creams.

Sudocrem Sunscreen Mousse is available from all good Pharmacies.