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    Default How long without applying sun lotion?

    My children (5, 3.5 & 1) will play outside for around 10-15 mins then come back inside.

    I only let them play in the garden (when it's sunny & hot and where there is no shade) before 11am and after 3 pm.

    It seems to take me longer to apply sun lotion than they actually bother staying out. So, my question is would you ever let them play minus sun lotion and for how long??? With hats on but no long sleeves..
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    I let DS out prob 15 mins in summer before I start to worry re sunscreen.

    Although if your children have fair skin they might burn sooner.

    Early morning (before 7am) and late afternoon (after 4pm, we are in qld so it's dark 6:30pm) I don't bother, more worried about Mosquitos at that time!

    I think its hard though, too much sunscreen and shade and they risk vitamin D deficiency. But the midday sun is just too hot to go without covering up its not worth the risk.

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    I would for maybe 10 mins depending on how hot it felt. Can you get the 5 and 3.5 year old to put on their own sunscreen? I know they won't be able to apply it very well but it's probably a good habit to teach them. Or you could apply first thing in the morning so at least they are protected part of the day?

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    my answer would depend on where you live and what skin types. my oldest son would burn in no time, he absolutely had to have sun screen on. the other three would be a little better, and they could be without sunscreen for a while. we had a pool, so there was very strict time limits on the exposure depending on the time of day. sun safety is a very important thing here in queensland, so I never forgot to use it. marie.

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    Default How long without applying sun lotion?

    I wouldn't let my kids out for more than 10mins during the hottest part of the day without sun screen. We live in Queensland too, so the sun is pretty potent. I think sun safety is very important. My youngest is quite fair so he pretty much needs sun screen immediately, but my oldest has inherited my darker skin, so he doesn't burn as easily.

    Have you tried the spray on or roll on Suncrem? Would make it a bit quicker for you.

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    For only 10 minutes I wouldn't worry.

    I would make them wear hats and clothes with decent coverage. I never let them out in the hottest part of the day either.

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    I don't worry when we're at home, because my kids are probably only outside for 5 mins at a time, and if it is really hot, they'll come in complaining that it is too hot before they would get sunburnt!
    I put it on before school/ Childcare on sunny days, and before we go to the park or the pool. But my kids have fairly good skin, haven't had any sunburn yet.

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    We're in Melbourne and I wouldn't let him out without sunscreen except in winter.

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    The kids and I are all quite pale skinned, so I slap it on even in winter! It's not just the sun, I look at the UV rating for the day as well.

    Having said that, if they are at home, and it's before 9 or after 4 and they are just going for a quick jump, they wear hats, but I don't worry about sunscreen unless the sun is still quite strong.


 

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