Sun safety should be practiced at all stages in life. From infants to adults, it has been shown that your risk for skin cancer later in life increases in direct proportion to the amount of sun over-exposure. Sun safety is especially important for infants and babies whose skin contain just a little melanin, the pigment in the skin that offers protection from the sun. Without this added layer of protection, the child is much more susceptible to sub burns. Parents should try to monitor exposure at all times whether the child is out in the open, in the car, or even at home near windows.
TPGonlinedaily has tips regarding child sun safety. One tip recommends installing window tint on the windows in the car. If you do not like the “Dark” look of window tintint, there is UV blocking film that is completely clear without any tint added. These films do not have as good heat-rejection qualities as film with heavier tinting, but they do block 99% of UV radiation. These clear UV window tint is available for purchase at SnapTint.com.
Of course, some exposure to sunlight does good to the body. Your skin requires 10-15 minutes of sunlight every day for your body to manufacture the a daily dose of vitamin D. A natural source of vitamin D is cod liver oil which can be used to supplement your body’s protection. Beyond this 10-15 minutes every day, practice sun safety with window film, sunblock, and your common sense.