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Does anyone have any good sources for the affects of sun on children's skin?

My MIL consistantly allows my children to play outside without sunscreen. If she does remember to put it on, it is not reapplied. My girls are getting sunburned every week. No matter what I say, she just doesn't seem to believe that it is bad for their skin. I would like some sources that explain that what kind of damage it can do to show her. She's my only source for babysitting when I work, so I can't easily just say no more visits.


Asked by AngelDawn7 at 11:48 AM on Jun. 19, 2009 in Health

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    Hope those help, more people should take this seriously. BTW, I love the California Baby brand sunscreen, its hypoallergenic, all natural, and is made with titanium dioxide which is the best sunscreen ingredient you can get. My sister told me about it last summer, and my kids have really sensitive skin and also have eczema and its GREAT for them! I tell everyone I know about their products lol.


    Answer by AprilDJC at 12:12 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Google it, you will find page after page...The risks of skin cancer increase with each sunburn, I do remember that part.

    Answer by midnightmoma at 11:54 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Sun Burns can get itchy and peel, make sure you use a good SPF 30-50 on your kids. 50 if they are little.
    Check Out this site.


    Image: iStockphoto

    Text: "Sunburn - Topic Overview", WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise, "Sunburn - Home Treatment", WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
    © 2009 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.

    Answer by jagrus at 12:04 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Every sun burn increases your risk of skin cancer. The rays of the sun are much stronger than they were several years ago do to our destuction of much of the protective ozone layer.
    If your mother continues to risk the health of your children, she should not be allowed to be alone with them.
    Before using any skin care products, check the safety here:

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:44 PM on Jun. 19, 2009