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Practising Sun Safety6 January 2020
At Nurtured at Home, children in care are kept safe from the sun by practising sun safety and this is also role modeled by our Educators and Visiting Teachers. Here's how you can keep children safe in the sun:
Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap. Protect your skin and eyes from the sun's damaging rays (UV radiation).
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