Sun Safety Tips for Kids

Powell Pediatrics understands how kids can lose track of time, especially when it comes to outdoor play, however, if you want to keep your kids safe from the dangerous rays of the sun, Dr. has some tips that may keep your sons and daughters safe from sunburn.

Stay Indoors Between 10 and Two

The sun’s rays are the strongest between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Avoid overexposure and plan some fun indoor activities between those hours. Even if it is overcast, you still need to keep your kids safe with plenty of sunscreen, and don’t forget to be aware of those tricky shady spots.


Powell Pediatrics recommends that you slather on the sunscreen about a half hour before going outdoors. Go for 30+ and don’t forget behind the ears, and on the hands and feet. Use a lip balm with SPF and reapply both sunscreen and lip balm every two hours or more often after swimming and sweating.

Cover Up

These days you can find protective clothing that will keep UV damage at bay. Keep them covered with long sleeves, pants, hats, and sunglasses whenever possible. Buy hats with large brims and don’t forget shades for your baby.

If you would like more information regarding sun protection and safety tips for your kids, call or click and talk to Powell Pediatrics today.