Hi folks, had a great trip to DLR in late May, but when we were in the park, we noticed something that we found a bit disturbing.
My mother pointed it out first; she noticed that a quite a few of the infants and little children in strollers didn't have a hat to protect their heads from the sun, nor were they wearing any shoes. This is a big mistake. In many cases, their hair hasn't grown in yet, plus their necks and faces are exposed to the sun. Particularly during summer, this is a serious risk for sun burns, which are very painful, not to mention a long term risk for melanoma. Please, people, protect your children by giving them a hat or bonnet. I don't know if sun screen is acceptable to be used on infants (I would ask your pediatrician about that) but a hat is very important when spending hours in the sun.
I don't want to be preachy about this, or come off like some kind of expert; I'm not. But it's well known that children in particular are vulnerable to the sun, and the younger they are, the greater that vulnerability.