Remember the good ol’ days, when summer sun used to be something to worship and frolic in without a second thought? When sunburns were a rite of childhood passage, and post-beach Noxema slatherings were par for the course? Our generation grew up thinking about the sun the way our parents grew up thinking about cigarettes. Now, thanks to that dumb hole in the Ozone and all that annoying information about cancer, we must be ever-vigilant about protecting our children from the potential harm of the sun’s deadly rays.
After all, just ONE BAD SUNBURN more than doubles your child’s future skin cancer risk. Got that? ONE SLIP UP and your kid has twice the chance of getting melanoma as an adult. So while you’re longing for the sun-ignorant days of yore, make sure your children are covered by double checking these seven spots that parents often forget to protect. A little extra time and attention can prevent pain, risk and a whole lot of parental guilt.
It’s never too early for protection: Babble’s Newborn Skincare Guide!