Summertime brings lots of sunshine, playing outside and fun memories with our children. But it can also bring concerns about the harmful rays of the sun, especially with young ones that are not yet aware of how to protect themselves.
My father and brother have nice, dark skin but I got the white skin of my mother (thanks, mom.. ha). Unfortunately, both Cohen and Eli have fairly white skin but Cohen, having the red hair, definitely has the worst of the two. I am always concerned about the amount of sun he’s getting because it seems like if he is outside more than 10 minutes in direct sunlight, he starts to burn! He does not mind sunscreen but I have to keep vigilant in keeping it on him and re-aplying every couple hours..
Thank goodness for Platypus Australia UV Protective swimwear that came to our rescue this summer season! With their adorable protective swimwear, every parent can rest in knowing their little ones are safe from the sun’s harmful rays. Of course, you still need to use sunscreen on exposed skin but with the help of the Platypus sunshirts, boardshorts and swimsuits, it makes it a little easier to keep your child’s skin covered.
We were sent this adorable Splash swimwear set for Cohen which included the swimshirt, boardshorts and sunhat!
He absolutely loves the design and the fact that it’s very boyish and blue. He, however, refuses to wear the sunhat but I’m working on him.. Hopefully by the time summer is in full swing, I can get him to keep it on. His poor little ears need some extra sun protection..!
I think that it is incredibly important for us as parents to protect our children from as much as we can when they are small. This even includes the sun’s rays! All Platypus Australia’s swimwear blocks out more than 97.5% of the sun’s UV rays!
What is Ultraviolet Radiation?
Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) is the part of sunlight that causes damage to the skin. There are 3 types of Ultraviolet Rays UVA, UVB and UVC. The ozone and oxygen in the atmosphere absorbs all the UVC and most of the UVB rays before they reach the earth’s surface. Depletion of Earth’s ozone continues to increase our exposure to Ultraviolet rays.
Some facts about the sun to consider: When UVA and UVB reach the earth’s surface they can cause:
- Skin Damage, leathery looking skin
- Wrinkling of the skin
- Premature aging
- Ultimately skin cancer-malignant melanoma
Where are the Ultraviolet Rays?
In the park, under a tree, grass reflects 3% of the UV rays
Under an umbrella on the beach, sand reflects 20% of the UV rays
In water, 75% of the UV rays penetrate as deep as 10 meters
On a cloudy day, calm water reflects 35% of the UV rays
At lunchtime, in the city, sun bounces of the concrete and reflects 45% of the UV rays.
Just watch my wonderful boys, without a care or worry in the world.. And I don’t have any either! Well, at least about their skin safety!
Platypus Australia carries a variety of cute patterns and sizes 6 months all the way up to 14 years!
I recommend Platypus Swimwear 100% and think that now is the perfect time to get some new suits for your little ones! Be care-free this summer, just like your kids, with Platypus Australia Protective Swimwear! Get ready for a safe summer!