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Be Sun Smart23 November 2017
Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap. Being sun smart means protecting your skin and eyes from the sun’s damaging rays (UV radiation). You can be a good role model for children by demonstrating this yourself, and encouraging them to develop life-long sun smart skills.
Nurtured at Home has a Sun Smart Policy and our Educators ensure children wear hats when outdoors, apply appropriate sunscreen, and ensure children have suitable clothing for the warm weather. Whenever we venture into the community for Nature Playgroups and Discovery Days, we ensure we are sun smart so that our adults and children can all enjoy a safe day out.
Slip on a shirt
Slip on a shirt with long sleeves. Fabrics with a tighter weave and darker colours will give you better protection from the sun.
Slip into the shade
Slip into the shade of an umbrella or a leafy tree. Plan your outdoor activities for early or later in the day when the sun's UV levels are lower.
Slop on sunscreen
Slop on plenty of broad-spectrum, water resistant sunscreen of at least SPF 30. Apply 20 minutes before going outside and reapply every two hours and especially after being in water or sweating.
Slap on a hat
Wear a hat with a wide brim or a cap with flaps. More people are sunburnt on the face and neck than any other part of the body.
Wrap on sunglasses
Choose close fitting, wrap around style sunglasses. Not all sunglasses protect against UV radiation, so always check the label for the sun protection rating.
For more information on being sun smart, visit www.sunsmart.org.nz