So my kids were outside yesterday for 3-4 hours playing in the sun and getting wet. I only put lotion on them once before they went out. After we left (we were at my parents visiting with my uncle who came from out of town) and my DD who has the fair complexion was RED on her entire back and chest where her swimsuit wasn't covering and my DS is mostly tanned he has a olive complexion but burned a little. I feel so horrible. They have never had a bad sunburn before.
I am already putting aloe vera on it and making sure they drink plenty of water and taking cool baths. Can you suggest anything else I can do to ease their pain?
They are not going outside for the next couple days but I feel so horrible.
Answer by Ballad at 4:22 PM on Jun. 10, 2013
Stuff happens, we are human & I'm betting it would've been a struggle to make them stop playing to reapply. If this is the 1st time, I'm sure you won't let it happen again. We keep the aloe in the fridge to help sooth when it's applied. I mix it w/ a little lotion in my hand so it's not too sticky. Noxzema works good too. I'm betting Popsicles will win them over too :p But don't beat yourself up mama!
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