So with all that good news, where’s the danger? The danger comes from the amount of sun exposure. At the very least, too much sun ends up as sunburn, heat stroke, or heat exhaustion with its tender skin, headaches, fever, and blistering. Prolonged exposure to the sun leads to more serious issues, starting with premature aging with wrinkles, dark spots and discolouring, and ending with cataracts and melanoma. In fact, the Skin Cancer Foundation states that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime.
So do you really need to add "sunshine" to your worry list?
The answer is - Yes & No.
Yes, because despite the health benefits from a good romp outside, skin cancer is a real threat to the health of your little one's skin delicate skin. Additionally, the effect from the sun's rays are cumulative, which means the equation is simple:
The more time a child spends in the sun, the greater the risk of skin damage or cancer.