Providing children with shade is an important strategy for reducing sun exposure. Funding and practical difficulties can pose problems for centres.
When using a pram, pusher or stroller, check that the hood can be adjusted, so that it can be moved to block out the direct sun. For best protection, pram shade covers should completely cover the pram and be made of densely woven fabric which combines a mesh section – so the baby can see and air can circulate – and a shade fabric section.
When travelling, use a shade visor or hang a blanket over the side windows in the car. Side and back windows don’t offer as much protection as the front windscreen.