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Keep babies out of the sun at all times as their skin is still developing up to six months. From then until age three limit exposure, use high factor sunscreen and protective clothing Keep children in the shade in the middle of the day, the hottest time n Even waterproof sun creams can get rubbed off, so reapply when youngsters come out of the pool or sea The sun's UVA rays can penetrate glass so make sure they're protected while in the car n The Personal Screening Sun Monitor Patch monitors exposure to harmful UV radiation,changingcolour when it's time to put on more cream. It costs pounds 4.99 for 15 patches and is available from pharmacies or mail order 01384 350 222 n Get your kids into the habit of applying their own sunscreen n Choose hats with a brim,or Legionnaire hats which protect the back of the neck.

Baseball caps don't provide enough protection n Make sure kids drink enough -dehydration makes skin more susceptible to sun damage n If a child has a mole that has changed shape,colour or size get it check by a GP. This summer Macmillan Cancer Relief nurses are holding Sun Awareness days in shopping centres, shops and hospitals where moles can be checked (call 0808 808 2020) Protect their eyes -sunglasses with 100% UV block, are essential.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 25, 2004
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