The best protection from sunlight is in the shade whether you're a child or an adult. Babies should never spend time in the blazing sun during their first 12 months. Dermatologists recommend that babies and toddlers up to three years old to long-term, direct sunlight. Find out more about sun protection for babies here.
However, keeping kids out of the sun isn't always possible, protecting them from harmful UV radiation with suitable clothing and a high SPF sun lotion or sunscreen for kids is your next best choice. Thickly woven fabrics are the best for protecting your child's skin, special pieces of clothing such as shorts, trousers, t-shirts and swimwear designed with UV protection in mind are also available. Light and easily dried they're perfect for holidays, outdoor activities and provide great sun protection for kids, even toddlers and babies.
When it comes to children's sunscreen, you should use at least SPF 30 sun lotion - or better yet 50+ - on children, such as Nivea Kid's Coloured Sun Spray with SPF 50+. It's also recommended that sun lotion for the little kids be waterproof, so they can still splash about in the sea or pool and be adequately protected from the UV rays. Nivea Kids Swim & Play Sun Lotion is the perfect waterproof sun protection for your child.