Children's Sun Protection Clothing

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Wouldn't you like to be able to let your kids play out on the beach, in the park or in the garden, safe from the sun's rays? To know that they will not get sunburnt playing sports, or even just on a long walk?

Sun protection is vitally important for children's delicate skin, as sunburn is not only painful and unpleasant or children, it is thought to increase the likelihood of skin cancer developing when they are older.

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Sun protection clothing, in conjuction with a high factor suncream can protect children's whole bodies from from sunburn, allowing them to enjoy their time on the sun. This type of clothing is particularly useful when travelling to very hot countries on holiday, or those who take part in outdoor sports such as surfing.

Best Sun Protection Clothing in the UK

Suntogs have an extensive range of UPF 50+ UV clothing, UV sun suits and UV swimwear, sun hats, summer hats, sunscreens, beach shelters and much more. They cater for all the family from babies to grown ups.

Mountain Warehouse have a selection of kids rash vests, wetsuits and UV swimwear.

Sunuva was established in 2007 by two mums who met on holiday and shared a frustration at the lack of stylish UV protective swimwear available. On their return they set out to create a swimwear and beachwear line which was not only super stylish and cool but also kept children safe in the sun, encompassing a boho style.

Sunuva have sun protection swimwear for kids 0 to 14+ years including highly fashionable UV50+ children's UV protection including baby one piece sunsuits, rash tops and cute hats.

UV Fashions is a Netherland's based company that sells Australian quality sun protection clothing all over Europe. They have ranges for men, women and children including swimwear, clothing, sun tents and high factor suncreams. have big brand name children's sun protection clothing from the likes of Zoggs, Lion In The Sun, Bright Bots, Sun Busters, The Beach Factory and Surfit.

Equatorsun sell Australian UV protective leisure and swimwear for babies,children and adults. Max. protection UPF50+ (tested by ARPANSA - Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency).

Their range includes swimsuits, board shorts, surf shirts, hats and more. Equatorsun supports and donates a proportion of its profits to the Melanoma Foundation UK.

Sunsibility  aim is to provide comfortable UV protective products, allowing you to enjoy the sun safely.

Children's range runs from toddlers up to teenage wear with Funky Tracksuits, Poncho's and Skirtshorts such innovative designs, the kids won't even notice they are wearing SPF 50.

Splashabout are specialist in baby swimwear who have developed a range of sun protection clothing including UV suits, dresses, rash tops and bottoms, and hats.

Crash Bang Kids Radicool Sun Protection Clothing for children (and adults), including hats, tees, all-in-one suits and swim shorts.

Related: Sun Safety Colouring Picture - Stay Safe in the Sun with this free printable reminder on how to stay safe with a hat, suncream and protective clothing.

About eParenting: eParenting was started by Jacqui O'Brien in 2004. At the time her kids were 1 and 4 and kept her nice and busy. Now they are teenagers and still keeping her pretty busy!

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