It’s summertime and preparing the children for outdoor play can be a daunting task. Warm weather means sunscreen! Before going outside, teachers usually bring the children to the bathroom first, so as one teacher attends to this, another begins applying the sunscreen.
Let’s be serious for a moment. You know young kids don’t wait patiently. You also know how hard it can be to get your child to stop squirming when you try to get them bathed, dressed, and ready for something. Well, trying to apply sunscreen to a dozen or more children can be a hit or miss task. There are bound to be places that get missed and that becomes obvious when you see the burn marks.
To combat this dilemma, we have asked parents to apply the first application of sunscreen on their children when they get dressed in the morning. This will assure that it is applied more thoroughly.
Lastly, please note that most states require daycares to obtain written permission from parents stating they may apply the sunscreen on their child. And please send in a sunscreen clearly labeled with your child’s name in case it needs to be reapplied later that day. Just remember that applying that first application at home will definitely help protect your child’s delicate skin.
This article by Rebecca Gruber provides suggested sunscreens for children. Due to skin sensitivities we encourage you to try any new products at home first.