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Not to let 14 month old in garden????

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Grassgreendashhabi Wed 20-Jul-16 14:46:12

I have an extremely pale baby girl with white blond hair.

I've got her in factor 50. She won't wear a hat but I squirt sun cream on it (it looks like a grease bomb)

We popped to shops earlier and I know she would love to be in garden but there is no shade as its south facing and she won't stay under an umbrella.

I have a tent (she will go in for thirty seconds)

She has a t-shirt on but I'm just so worried she will burn.

AIBU , is it too hot or do I stop be a worrier and just go out there. It's 34 by my weather gauge.

I feel mean . I just don't want her to burn ohhh tell me what to do

ParisGellar Wed 20-Jul-16 14:47:53

I think she'll be ok for ten minutes or so. Have fun!

paddypants Wed 20-Jul-16 14:48:34

I would keep her in for another hour

Buggers Wed 20-Jul-16 14:49:07

Let her in the garden, maybe invest in a gazebo type thing to have out there with a paddling pool underneath it.

UmbongoUnchained Wed 20-Jul-16 14:50:00

I have a ginger baby. Just put loads of sun cream on and keep and eye for her starting to go pink. We've spent the last 4 days at the beach in the blazing sun and she's fine.

WhizzPopper Wed 20-Jul-16 14:50:04

I think the advice is to stay out of the sun between 11 and 3. Could you not get a gazebo and put a pool under it then she might be more inclined to stay in the shade?

WhizzPopper Wed 20-Jul-16 14:50:40

Oops sorry buggers, xpost with my slow typing!

redhat Wed 20-Jul-16 14:52:21

Mine (much older with olive skin) are indoors between midday and 2 in this heat. Once it's cooled down a bit then they can stay out for longer.

LBOCS2 Wed 20-Jul-16 14:52:56

Yeah, I'd stick a paddling pool in the garden under a shade - she'll spend most of her time in and around that.

I have a very pale redhead and we spent about 5 hours in the park yesterday - I set up our picnic blanket under a tree and made sure she had plenty of f50 on. She just ran in and out of the shade (and the bushes!) and was absolutely fine.

PotteringAlong Wed 20-Jul-16 14:56:41

It's sun, not poison. She's slathered in factor 50. As long as she's not out for hours she will be fine. Vitamin d is good for her!

nailslikeknives Wed 20-Jul-16 14:58:43

You're not BU, shade is so important.
For now, 10 mins outside would be fine - she'll probably want to come in after that anyway, it's sooooo hot!

We bought a massive 4m parasol and stand from IKEA 3 yrs ago. Best garden purchase I've ever made!

Pinkheart5915 Wed 20-Jul-16 15:01:03

I would let her out for a little while, she's got sun cream and a tshirt on just have a little play in the garden with her then back indoors let her out again a little later in the day too.

My ds 10 months has been in the garden with me for the couple of hours he was yesterday too, we've been in the pool and I have a gazebo and umbrellas up

Grassgreendashhabi Wed 20-Jul-16 15:01:29

I'll give it an hour. Then we will venture out.

Thank you

I will get a gazebo but can't afford this month. sad

Goingtobeawesome Wed 20-Jul-16 15:12:58

Mine were never allowed out between 11-3 as that's when it is the hottest part of the day. They were made to wear a hat. Persevere with that.

marblestatue Wed 20-Jul-16 15:18:30

YANBU. Much better to wait until the late afternoon/early evening. The advice in general is to stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm, but with the added factors of being a child and being very fair, it makes sense to wait a while longer.

mrsmortis Wed 20-Jul-16 15:21:00

Have you got a washing line? we used to string a tarp across ours and tie the corners to the shed and fence posts etc. It gave a lovely large shaded area which we plonked the paddling pool in the middle of.

Xmasbaby11 Wed 20-Jul-16 15:24:24

I think you're quite right to be cautious. I have 2 dd, 2 and 4, who are very pale with white blonde hair. It's not just the burning that's the risk - it's the sunstroke. DD1 has had sunstroke this summer despite being in a hat, in suncream, out between 4-6 pm. She has a rash, vomiting, lethargic for a couple of days after. I was mortified as I thought I'd done enough.

I am not pale compared to my dd, but as an adult I've had sunstroke in March before (in Spain) so it's a real concern to me.

Not all children are susceptible to this so you will get a feel for it as your DD gets older, but I would be cautious at the moment.

Eatthecake Wed 20-Jul-16 15:32:38

My 2 yr old has been out in the garden with me since lunch, DD (fair skinned, blonde hair) has sun cream and tshirt on when she's not in the paddling pool. I've given DD plenty of water and a couple of lollies and she hasn't wanted to go in so I'm happy to stay out with her.
Yesterday we went to a picnic with friends in the park.

The hanging washing out trick somebody mentioned is good.

Do whatever your comfortable with OP

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