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Sun Protection for Children with Autism

   April 30th, 2018   Posted In: Articles  

Rash guards are a great source of sun protection for special needs children.

protecting autistic child with rash guardProtecting your child’s skin from the harmful rays of the sun is important. When you have a child with autism, it can sometimes be difficult to properly protect them with sunblock. Some are hyper sensitive and do not like certain textures (like that of sunblock), or to be touched too frequently (as you might need to when reapplying sunblock). If you have a child you want to keep safe this summer, consider investing in a rash guard.

Rash Guards Have Built in UV Protection

Rash guards are available in long and short sleeves, and with different UV strengths. Putting the rash guard on your child before a day at the beach or in the water can reduce the chances of him or her getting a sunburn.

The Material May Make Your Child Feel More Comfortable

Rash guards feature a very soft material, which is great for children with texture issues. The fact that you don’t have to worry about them being upset over getting oily and greasy from sunblock is also a bonus.

Rash Guards Are Available in Many Different Styles

There are rash guards available in different colors, and some even have designs on them. Allowing your child to pick out the one that he or she wants can make it exciting for them. The sun shirts fit snugly against the body, which creates a more secure and cozy feel for your child. It keeps sand and dirt from rubbing against the skin, which can make beach time more enjoyable.

We recommend talking to your child about the sun shirt and letting them pick what they want. The shirt can be worn in and out of the water, therefore your child will be comfortable and protected from the sun at all times.

Lauren (LoLo) has been turning words into blog posts for Wetsuit Wearhouse since 2014. She learned to surf for the first time ever in Costa Rica but she gravitates more towards SUP. When she's not scouring the web for travel deals, you can find her either hiking, running, gardening, tending to her animals, or reading a good book outside on a beautiful day.

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