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How to protect your baby from the sun?

How to protect your baby from the sun?

How to protect your baby from the sun?

Protecting our children's delicate skin from UV rays is an absolute priority for any parent concerned about their health. Sun damage can have long-term effects, and excessive exposure without adequate protection can lead to serious risks such as sunburn and, in the long term, more serious problems.


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Why protect baby from the sun?

The dangers of UV rays

The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause significant damage to the skin, especially children's skin, which is thinner and more vulnerable. Repeated exposure without protection can lead to sunburn, blistering and, later in life, a more serious increased risk. UV damage is cumulative, which means that harmful effects accumulate over time and can have serious long-term consequences.

Children's skin : Increased sensitivity to the sun's rays

Children's skin is particularly sensitive to the harmful effects of the sun. Compared to adult skin, it contains less melanin, the natural pigment that helps protect against UV rays. This means that children burn more easily and need more rigorous sun protection. What's more, babies' skin is even more delicate and requires special care to prevent damage.

How can you protect your baby from the sun?

Avoid exposing your child's skin directly to the sun

For babies under the age of one, the best protection against the sun is to limit direct exposure. Use anti-UV protection such as an anti-UV tent, adapted swimming vest with sun protection, sunglasses specially designed for children and a hat or cap. These measures are essential to create a physical barrier against UV rays. Anti-UV tents offer excellent protection for trips to the beach or park, while anti-UV clothing and accessories can be used on a daily basis.


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Using anti-UV products for sunny days

Investing in quality UV protection products, such as clothing and accessories with built-in protection, is a key step in protecting your child's skin. Light but covering clothing, combined with wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses, offer essential extra protection. Look for products that are labelled ‘anti-UV’ or ‘UPF’ (Ultraviolet Protection Factor), indicating their ability to block UV rays.

Which sun cream is right for my child?

The essential criteria

  1. Broad spectrum: Opt for a broad-spectrum sun cream that protects against UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and contribute to premature ageing, while UVB rays are responsible for sunburn.
  2. High SPF: Use a cream with an SPF of 30 or more for optimum protection. The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) measures the effectiveness of the cream in blocking UVB rays.
  3. Water-resistant: Children love to play in the water, so choose a water-resistant cream to ensure continuous protection even when they're swimming. As an added bonus, this prevents the cream from damaging underwater flora and fauna.
  4. Adapted formula: Choose formulas specially designed for children's sensitive skin. Avoid products containing perfumes or potentially irritating ingredients.

Suitable sunscreen for kids from 1 year old

From 1 year old, it is advisable to accompany physical protection measures with the application of a suitable sun cream. A sun cream for children should be hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and dermatologically tested to ensure it is safe for sensitive skin, like the sun creams from Seventy One . Cool Kids SPF50+ sun cream is the ideal high-level sun protection for those who want to enjoy life and nature, whatever their age.


Features and benefits

Ocean Respect: Formulated in an eco-responsible way, Cool Kids sun cream is developed and tested to minimise its impact on the environment, particularly the oceans. It uses innovative organic sunscreens to provide effective protection against UVA and UVB rays, while being kind to the skin and the environment.

Highly resistant to water and perspiration, it is ideal for outdoor and aquatic activities, remaining effective even when swimming or perspiring. Its invisible texture is easy to apply and absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky residue, providing optimum comfort for everyday use.

Enriched with a pleasant fragrance, it transforms application into a moment of sensory pleasure, encouraging you to escape.

What's more, ROKA's patented technology provides long-lasting UVA protection, ensuring that the skin remains protected even after long periods in the sun.

Cool Kids SPF50+ sun cream is specially designed to offer maximum protection while respecting children's delicate skin. Its innovative, environmentally-friendly formulation makes it an ideal choice for active families who want to enjoy the sun in complete safety. Whether at the beach, in the pool or out walking, Cool Kids SPF50+ provides reliable, long-lasting protection.


Best practices to protect your kid from the sun

Apply sun cream correctly

  1. Sufficient quantity : Use a generous amount of sun cream to cover all exposed skin. In general, about a teaspoon of sun cream should be used for each arm, leg, back, abdomen and face.
  2. Regular application: Apply the cream every two hours and after every swim or heavy perspiration. Even water-resistant sun creams lose their effectiveness after a certain length of time.
  3. Areas often overlooked: Don't forget areas such as the ears, neck, tops of feet and backs of hands, which are often neglected but very exposed to the sun's rays.


    Sun protection is an essential part of children's health and well-being. By choosing quality products such as sunscreen. By adopting good protection practices, you can help prevent skin damage and ensure safe sun exposure for your children. Don't neglect this crucial step and make sure your child enjoys the sun in complete safety.

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