There's more to protecting children from the sun than just slathering them with sunscreen, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The health agency recommends that parents keep children out of the sun by finding shady places to play and using an umbrella at the beach. Dressing children in long-sleeved shirts and pants also offers protection from sunburn, according to the CDC. Children should wear hats and sunglasses to protect their face, scalp, ears and eyes. All of the CDC's recommendations are available online here.
Parents still need to make sure they apply-and reapply-sunscreen to their children, according to the CDC and Nationwide Children's Hospital. The hospital offers tips on choosing a sunscreen and preventing, diagnosing and treating sunburn in this "Sunburn and Children" article on its website.
-Melissa Kossler Dutton