Did you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and it’s estimated that two-thirds of Aussies will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime?
Did you also know that the dangers of the sun’s rays are significantly higher for infants?
This is because babies’ skins are much thinner than adults’ and absorb UV rays more readily, allowing them to pass through to their delicate tissues. Also, babies are also more vulnerable to sun damage because their skins contain a much lower percentage of melanin, the body’s natural defence against the sun.
So, while many parents use muslin covers to shield their baby’s skin, they are thin and porous, meaning that UV rays can easily pass through. In fact, independent tests show normal muslin wraps provide zero protection against the sun.
To combat this problem, Sydney mum Natasha Jacquot has spent the last seven years developing a range of sun protection baby covers, which are officially rated UPF 50+, the highest sun protection category in Australia.
As the creator of musluv, Natasha is truly passionate about protecting the precious skin of as many babies as possible. I helped communicate Natasha’s new venture www.musluv.com to the world…check it out!
Michael from Tea or Copy