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Playing in the sun
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Playing in the sun

Older children:

The best defence against the sun is covering up. Wear a hat with a three-inch brim or a shade facing forward, sunglasses (look for sunglasses that block ultraviolet rays), and cotton clothing with a tight weave. Stay in the shade whenever possible, and avoid sun exposure during peak intensity hours (from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.). The risk of sunburn increases at higher altitudes.
Sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 should be effective for most people. Be sure to apply enough sunscreen. Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating. Creams or baby oil may make the skin look shiny and soft, but they provide no protection from the sun.

Young children:

> Babies under 6 months of age should be kept out of direct sunlight, in the shade.

> Dress babies in light clothing that covers the arms and legs.

> Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside, and use sunscreen even on cloudy days.



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