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ACubed Thu 25-May-17 15:47:32

Might be silly questions but...my one year old just will not wear a sun hat - should I put a bit of suncream on his head (where the hair forms a swirl) ? He has a fair bit of hair, but is quite pale.
Secondly - I like to let him run around naked in the garden when it's hot to air him out a bit - suncream on willy/balls??

dementedpixie Thu 25-May-17 16:37:12

There are hair and scalp sunsprays you could use. And yes I would put cream on all sensitive areas.

adagio Thu 25-May-17 16:38:51

I plaster cream all over mine - hair/head, bits etc. Normally takes a double shampoo to get out!

Wolfiefan Thu 25-May-17 16:39:01

You can't sun cream his penis and balls. Nappy on! Or shade.
I would just keep putting the hat back on myself.

DearMrDilkington Thu 25-May-17 16:41:03

Yes put sun cream on his head if he won't keep a hat on.

I've only got a dd so can't comment on the other question as I'm not sure if it'd cause irritation or not.

ems137 Thu 25-May-17 16:57:31

When we were abroad last year with our then 1 year old with very blonde and baby hair I jut kept putting her hat back on.

I tried to position toys in the shade too and found the best protection to be one of those UV swim/sun suits. At least most of her body was protected and I kept slapping on the factor 50. She never got burnt in the whole 2 weeks in the Greek sun.

ACubed Thu 25-May-17 18:31:11

Thanks for the replies, I'll look into hair and scalp suncream that sounds great!

KatyN Fri 26-May-17 22:08:50

I would say no naked time when the sun is really high. Last thing before bath when it's a bit cooler and then no sunscreen on his willy and balls! My children are really pale but I wouldn't put anything on for a hours play at 4/5 ish. The Vitamin d is a factor to add to your worry.

Have you tried putting a hat on yourself? Or having crazy hats? My 18 month old will wear her brothers school cap or a pirate hat no problem. Cute sunhat? Not a chance.

Aquamarine1029 Sat 27-May-17 15:15:20

A short amount of time in the sun without sunscreen is critical for everyone. Sunscreen prevents the body from producing vitamin D. Early in the day or later in the afternoon is a great time for being outside without sunscreen.

CrispyBathTowel Sat 27-May-17 15:17:32

I looked for kids head and scalp sunspray in Boots but couldn't see any. Is anyone able to recgomend one? My 10 month old DD is also a hat-refuser.

dementedpixie Sat 27-May-17 15:32:58

we normally get the Superdrug one

CrispyBathTowel Sat 27-May-17 15:34:21

Thanks pixie

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