Summer is a favorite season for many children, but can be stressful for a parent wondering how to safely expose your baby to fun in the sun.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, over 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun. Just one severe sunburn in childhood doubles the chances of developing melanoma later in life. With such staggering statistics, it’s no wonder you want to pull down the shades and take cover inside, but fresh air and sun in moderation is healthy for you and your baby.
Skinned knees and scraped hands are the signature look for any child with an inclination for jumping, climbing, or if you were me, a never ending battle with uneven sidewalks and a propensity for wayward shoelaces. We cannot protect kids from everything, but with the right knowledge we can reduce serious injuries.
I appreciate that it provides valuable information while keeping a light-hearted and 'fun' feel. It's a great community and way to interact with other parents. BSZ is also great about remembering us dads too in posts, blogs, etc.