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How do you protect babies from the sun in their slings?

(8 Posts)
lurcherlover Thu 11-Jul-13 20:37:07

Is it just a case of slathering on sunblock? Dd is 3 months and I carry her in a moby (have just ordered a hana baba in the hope of being cooler!) Her legs always end up sticking out and obviously her head does too. She has a hat on and factor 50 on her legs/feet but I'm still paranoid...is this enough? I'm obviously not going for long hikes with no shade but I'm worried about even short walks in this sun.

AuntPepita Thu 11-Jul-13 20:40:37

Parasols are good for baby wearing

gruber Thu 11-Jul-13 20:42:55

Carry a parasol. Or just walk in the shade. It's a compromise tbh, if I put DS in his pram (shady, sun canopy up etc) he screams & won't sleep, if I sling him I worry about sunburn...

When it's been really hot I just tried to plan my day so I wasn't doing a long walk at 12-2 or similar, and slather suncream on the rest of time. So far he's been fine (nearly 6 months).

lurcherlover Thu 11-Jul-13 20:43:40

I was thinking that (although if one hand is holding a parasol I might as well be pushing the pram!) but where does one get a parasol from?

Wolfiefan Thu 11-Jul-13 20:45:37

Big hat, stay in shade where possible and tuck muslin round legs etc.

I used to put DD in leggings and long sleeved t-shirts or baby grows.

Helpyourself Thu 11-Jul-13 20:53:18

A hat and muslin.
And keep out of the sun!

glorious Wed 17-Jul-13 21:24:41

I love my parasol. It was a present but I'd try online.

Leg warmers are good as you can put them on and off as required. I have some cotton ones which aren't too warm. And a hat with a wide brim to shade face and neck.

I walk several hours a day with DD and don't use suncream on her (not recommended before 6 months though it's obviously better than burning so I would use it if needed). She has never come close to burning as clothes and shade are pretty effective.

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