Baby parasols to protect your baby from the sun

baby parasol

by Emily Gilbert |

Sunny days may be difficult to predict in the UK, but being prepared when you’re out and about with a baby parasol for your pram or pushchairis a must for protecting your tot’s delicate skin.

As well as wearing some baby sunscreen or waterproof baby suncream, babies should be kept out of direct sunlight and their temperature must be constantly monitored to avoid overheating. Covering your child’s pram with a blanket, cloth or any cover that prevents the air from circulating can increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which is why a parasol (or sunshade) is recommended instead.

What to look for when buying a baby parasol

Material: You'll want to check that the material used to make the parasol provides UV protection and how much. This is especially important as babies under six months can't wear sunscreen. Children over six months should still wear sunscreen even while using a parasol.

Fit: All of the parasols included in this guide are universal, meaning they will fit any prams or buggies but this is not always the case for other options available to buy. Be sure to double-check the product descriptions to check your choice will fit your specific pushchair.

Adjustability: You'll most likely need to readjust your parasol when you change directions or when the sun moves to ensure your baby is still covered from the sun so look for a parasol where you can set the position easy to guarantee 360° protection.

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