Kids’ Sun Safety Means ‘Slip, Slap, Slop’

Summer is almost here.  Make sure your kids are protected when they’re outside by following these tips from MedLine Plus.

Slip on protective clothing, like long-sleeve shirts and long pants with an adequate UV (ultraviolet radiation) protection factor.

Slap on a hat — not just a baseball cap — to protect your face, head, ears and neck. And don’t forget to protect your eyes with sunglasses.

Slop on sunscreen — and use plenty of it to cover all your exposed skin. Then reapply it every few hours and after swimming.

SOURCE: Moffitt Cancer Center, news release