We’re all hoping for some sunny summer holidays this year but with Sun Awareness Week nearly upon us, it seems like the perfect time to highlight a few of our UV protection tents by babymoov, ready for the looming hotter weather.
At Natural Baby Shower we house a range of babymoov sun tents, all with UV protection and some offering a multitude of features like playpen and splash pool...
Sun Awareness Week 2022
It may not seem like a jolly topic of conversation, but skin cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Rates have been climbing since the 1960’s, with sun damage in childhood a causing factor to skin cancer later in life.
This is why, from 3rd to the 9th May 2022, The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) runs their Sun Awareness Week campaign. By focusing on the dangers of exposure to UV rays and how to protect your skin, we can also help spread the word on how to keep delicate skin free from harm when out having fun in the sun!
Sun protection tips
There’s a wealth of advice on how to protect your little ones from the outdoors, but sun safety can sometimes be overlooked, especially if you’re vacationing somewhere here in the UK. So, here are BAD's tips for protecting yourself in the sun, wherever you may be;
- Avoid direct sun exposure for babies and very young children, and even as adults. Try to spend time in the shade during the sunniest part of the day when the sun is at its strongest, which is usually between 11am and 3pm in summertime.
- When it’s not possible to stay out of the sun, keep yourself well covered, with a hat, t-shirt, and sunglasses for additional protection.
- Apply sunscreen generously to all exposed areas of the skin and face. Make sure to re-apply every two hours and straight after swimming or towelling to maintain full protection.
The many benefits of sun tents
If you’re planning a family trip to the beach, picnic in the park or simply some garden fun, Anti UV tents - also known as beach or sun tents - are so handy.
For newborns and young babies, you'll find they'll be at rest for most of the day, which is when a sun tent will be perfect because littlest ones need to be kept out of direct sunlight at all times. These tents provide constant cover, shade and a cool environment. They're also very convenient to set up and usually take just a few minutes to erect.
babymoov have developed a range of these brilliant Anti-UV sun tents, designed alongside parents and experts to give you and your family peace of mind. Sun play tents provide protection up to 50+UPF and are made with lightweight breathable waterproof fabric to help keep your little ones protected and cool. Let's take a look...
Aquani 3-in-1 Playpen
The babymoov Aquani 3-in-1 Playpen is the ultimate tent, play area and paddling pool. Designed with a mosquito net, large canopy hood and UPF 50+ protection, it keeps little ones shielded from the sun and those pesky insects. It makes the perfect beach companion and garden accessory this summer as it's super fast to pop up - so no more grappling with awkward pegs and tent poles!
For the even hotter days, you can transform this tent into a little paddling pool, which holds up to 75 litres of water. With detachable overarching hood blocking up to 99% of harmful rays, it provides a safe shaded space for water fun. This is a cause for concern in exposed pools and in the sea, as water is a highly reflective surface where UV rays can be reflected by as much as 30%.
The babymoov babyni Playpen is the perfect play tent for your little one. With its pop-up system, the Babyni baby tent easily folds up or down for quick travel. Plus, it includes a travel bag with a carrying strap, so there’s no need to search for the right size bag to carry your tent around with you!
This UPF50+ sun tent also features an elasticated and foldable mesh mosquito net to ensure your little one is kept safe from sun and insects, and protected from the elements if the wind picks up on a sandy beach.
Ideal for playtime, the Babyni features 2 detachable toys on its hood and can even be converted into a ball pit. Simply remove the mattress and hood – and add some toy balls for hours of fun!
Anti UV Tent
The babymoov Anti-UV Tent is designed to offer the highest UV protection for your little one, from harsh UV rays, wind and sand. With protection of UPF 50+ , it blocks up to 99% of harmful rays (UVA and UVB). It also features a large central zip opening, made from a fine mesh mosquito net for protection against insects too. Two ventilation windows with flaps at the back make for increased airflow for those hotter days however if the weather decides to turn, fear not; the fabric and ground surface of this baby sun shade tent is also water-repellent - an especially handy perk for the British summertime!
This easy to pop-up sun tent is super stylish too, available in two prints; Blue Waves and Blue Stripe, making it perfect for those nautical beach vibes or blue-sky days. You'll find this baby tent is lightweight too (<1kg) for easy travel – and folds up easily into a compact carry bag (included).
More from Natural Baby Shower
If you're looking at how to keep your little ones safe in the sun this summer, check out our full sun protection collection to shop all the summer safety must-haves. From sunglasses, to parasols you're sure to find the perfect items for safe summertime fun!