So the first time this happened, I'm ashamed to say I didn't put a hat or sunscreen on DS. He was out for about 20 minutes or so and came in bright red and I was hysterical and felt so guilty thinking he was sunburnt. After awhile (maybe an hour or two?), he was back as pale as anything.
Since then I've been completely paranoid and slathering him in sunscreen and forcing him to wear a hat but it still happens. Daycare were freaking out yesterday when it happened. At first the girl who noticed thought they hadn't put sunscreen on him but the other girls assured her they had, so then they thought that maybe it was a reaction to the sunscreen which I don't think it was since the first time it happened none was involved.
Has anyone else had this happen with their children? Is it possible he's allergic to the sun? I know that sounds ridiculous! Also, if it helps, my mother is Welsh and I have super pale skin and burn very easily in the sun. I also have Rosacea and get flushed but this is not just his face, it's every exposed bit of skin, face, neck, hands, arms, legs and feet!