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How can I acclimate my child to the sun?

Susan Evans
Dermatology
In order to protect your child from the sun and put him or her on the road to healthy sun play, spend about 10 minutes in the sun every day. Enjoy the warmth of it on your face and your body and do not worry about any sun protection during your short intake of Vitamin D. However, once you have consumed your daily dose, it’s time to seek shelter from the sun’s rays. Use sun block, which needs to be applied about 30 minutes in advance in order for it to be absorbed by the skin. Wear proper attire to help cover exposed skin, and don’t forget a wide brimmed hat and sun glasses. Stay in shaded areas whenever possible and drink water frequently to stay hydrated.

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