(Dresses c/o of House of Fraser. I photographed my niece also in one of the dresses)
My husband and i are both very paled skinned and my husband has ginger hair and freckles and i have blonde hair and freckles. It was inevitable that we would have english rose skinned children with possibly ginger hair and of course freckles. Elle has the same hair as her daddy and a face of freckles and Mia has dark blonde hair with a auburn sheen and cheeks dotted in freckles. Protecting them the sun is incredibly important for us!
House of Fraser contacted me to share with you my top tips for keeping your children safe in the sun.
-Firstly, you will need a good sun cream. We have two sun creams which are both factor 50. Elle has a sun cream that she keeps at school which is a once a day sun cream. Her teachers are not allowed to apply the children's sun cream so i have taught Elle how to apply her cream and we do it together when we get to the school. It is important to me that she knows how to apply it herself because i cannot go up to the school every hour to do it for her. Even though the sun cream is a once a day cream, i still want her to apply it to her face again on her breaks and outside play times as that is the first place that burns on her.
-Sun hats. Both the girls have a straw hat with a brim to protect their eyes. I love the traditional look of the straw hats and they are more likely to keep them on because they love the flowers on them ;)
-Water. I know it is a no brainer really but i sometimes go out and forget to take water. I have made sure that now the weather is a lot warmer that i have a good supply in the bag for them. Elle hardly drinks (she gets that from me) so i like to encourage her and we have had a big talk about dehydration and how water is important for her body.
-Shade. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know that we love being outside in woods and meadows. I always make sure that we sit in a shaded area if we have a picnic with us or if the girls are doing their nature journals. I also think it is very important to use a sun shade/beach tent when you are on the beach. On the beach that we like to do to, there are lots of sand dunnes so we sit behind one of them in the shade, plus it is great for them to head off exploring if they wanted to!
Do you have any more tips? I would love to hear them.
(This post is in collaboration with House of Fraser. All opinions are my own)