There is nothing quite like New Zealand summer, which includes numerous beach visits, quality times with family and friends and fun in the summer.
Unfortunately, New Zealand summer also has a considerable disadvantage - harsh sun that just burns and is dangerous. Here we prepared a few easy steps of protecting kids from the elements and safely enjoy kiwi summer.
This is number one for protecting kids from the harsh sun. Make sure your child has a hat that stays on even during windy days. Hats with wide brims are the best to cover the ears and back of the neck.
Many kids may not be used to them, but the harsh and bright sun can burn eyes, so it is worthwhile to get your child used to wearing sunnies. There are some cute options out there, and some have ties at the back to keep them in place.
Choose 50+ for kids and apply it approximately every 2 hours.
Long sleeves and long pants are great for extended hours on the beach. If you are concerned about the amount of time your kids spend on the beach and possible sunburn, or you forget to apply sunblock regularly, then this is your answer!
Supplement kids’ diet with Childlife Essentials Vitamin D3 to help them maintain healthy vitamin D levels. Remember NZ sun is harsh, and by protecting little bodies with sunblock, there is a very small level of obtaining vitamin D naturally.