Summer is here! 15 Sun Safety & Water Safety Tips.

Summer is here! 15 Sun Safety & Water Safety Tips.


Hooray! Summer if here! Well, it’s been here for a while now and the first tips I’ve been shouting about on my blog over a couple of days ago is to keep yourself hydrated at all times. Check out my post on how to keep hydrated with HydrateM8 – Reusable Water Bottles here.



I’ve also grabbed fifteen more other safety tips from my fellow blogger friends. Here are their tips below.


Water Safety Tips



Talk honestly to children about the dangers of the water and sun etc. You will be surprised at how much information even young children take in. When we go down to the beach I explain to the kids why they can’t go to far out in the sea and then we talk about the waves and how they could pull us in the water where out feet can’t reach etc. It isn’t to scare them but to educate them and it does seem to work. We then go and have lots of fun splashing in the shallow waves so it doesn’t seem scary and we can be role models for how to be safe around the water. 


If you have time enrol your children in swim lessons (some leisure centres even do week long intensive courses). They will teach them the basic water safety tips, things like getting in and out the pool and being able to float etc. It will give everyone peace and mind especially if you are going to be around a lot of water over the summer! 

You may want to check these swimming lessons out:

The Best Swim Lesson Ever: Secrets of Teaching Swimming from a World Class Instructor: £11.99

Swimming for Toddlers 12 to 24 month: £79.99



UV swim suits and beach wear can be great for little ones! It not only keeps them cool and protected for the sun but most can be worn in the water so it doubles up as a swim costume and they are protected even in the water from the sun! 

You may want to check these UV swim suits from:

Amazon from £3.99

Marks & Spencer from £4.00 – £5 off when you spend £35: Use Code: FTO5OFF


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Carla-marie: Make sure that before spraying the hosepipe directly on to your kids you let the water run first. A hose pipe that has been out in the sun can get very hot and cause terrible burns.



Sun Safety Tips


Sophie: Get a suntan lotion that is 5* UVA, that is more important than whether its 15 or 50 factor. A lot of the big brands have a low UVA, but the cheaper store own brand often have the highest UVA * rating.

Beth: Make sure you use a 5* UVA Sun lotion before going out in the sun and again a few times while you are out so there’s a top up and much less of a chance of your child getting sun burnt.

Jess: Apply sun cream before and after children get in the pool. Whilst most sun cream says it is water resistant some of it will still come off in the water and it is much better to be safe and reapply after water play.

Here are some example of sun lotion with UVA protection:



Beth: Make sure kids sunglasses have full UV protection as many don’t offer any protection from the sun. We always think of our skin but our eyes are just as important to protect from the sun

Here are some example of sunglasses with UVA protection:


& from Marks & Spencer from £5 – £5 off when you spend £35: Use Code: FTO5OFF



Lianne: If you are travelling on long journeys make sure you have the sun shades on the children’s windows

Here are some sunshades examples:


Sophie: Don’t be tempted to cover a pram or buggy with a blanket it restricts air flow and heats up really fast.



Grab a refillable roll on like solar buddies. The kids can then top up their cream really easy, you’ll be glad you did! 

Stay away from Bouncy Castles during a heatwave! A recent devastating news has pronounced a girl dead after after being thrown from Bouncy Castle on Gorleston Beach.

Laura from has a list of TOP TIPS FOR DEALING WITH THE WARM WEATHER FOR KIDS & BABIES”. Please check out her list too.


Last but not least, for those who have pets – Emma from said: I have been hosing down our patio for our dog to be able to walk out into our garden without burning her pads. She is also walked very early and never out during the hottest times. 


Well, that’s it for now. We help you’ve found these tips useful and that we all can enjoy the sun and have a play in water safely.

Do you have anything to add to the list here, please do comment below, the more advice we can gather the better we are prepared and ensure a safer play for everybody too.


Thank you for reading.

Su x





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Summer is here! 15 Sun Safety & Water Safety Tips.



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Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 06/07/2018 / 4:23 pm

    These are all fabulous tips! I love when moms collaborate together on tips like this!

  2. 06/07/2018 / 11:46 pm

    Brilliant and very informative tips! #FabFridayPost

  3. 07/07/2018 / 8:50 am

    Make sure that your sun lotion is a sunblock and not a sunscreen. Sunscreens are not safe for kids. #FabFridayPost

  4. 07/07/2018 / 10:09 am

    Great tips you have here, Su. If you’re heading for the beach, don’t forget insect repellent for sand flies. Nasty little buggers! And a bottle of vinegar in case you’re stung by jelly fish!


    • 19/07/2018 / 11:28 pm

      Oh yes! Sand flies are a nuisance pest. Oh gosh! I hope don’t get stung by jelly fish – ever!

  5. 12/07/2018 / 9:41 pm

    We are beach-bound next week, and if all goes well, I will have these tips covered for the kinder and us adults! I wear a beach shirt to swim in too! Less sunscreen and more coverage! Water, Water… we have to drink water! All great tips. Thank you! #FabFridayPost xoxo

    • 19/07/2018 / 11:30 pm

      Yes, I always bring a summer extra large scarf with me in the sun to cover up. It’s just too hot! xx

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