How can I protect my children effectively from the sun?
How do I choose sun shades for my children?
From what age can kids start wearing sun shades?
As 90% of UVA rays and more than 50% of UVB rays reach the retinas of babies aged between 0 months and 1 years old, it is therefore an absolute ‘must’ for them to wear sun shades as soon as they are exposed to the sun.
What does category 3 and 4 mean?
This is the level of protection provided by the lenses in your sun shades. Lenses are classified form category 0 to 4. The lenses in Ki ET LA’s sun shades are either category 3 or 4 and offer optimal UV filtering. They are also specifically anti-blue-light treated to reduce glare.
Are Ki ET LA sun shades suitable for skiing?
Snow reflects 85% of UV rays! Ki ET LA’s category 4 sun shades for babies are perfectly suited for skiing as well as for boating for example.
How do I go about choosing a hat for my kid?
- Sun cream, sun umbrellas and parasols are not replacements for sun shades and a hat.
- Choose a hat with wide visors which protect the face, the neck and the shoulders well.
- Anti-UV fabrics and textiles which provide optimal UPF 50+ protection are recommended.
- Prefer natural fabrics and comfortable textiles so that your child feels at ease and doesn’t mind wearing the hat.
Is there a reason for choosing an Anti-UV hat rather than a classical cotton hat?
Generally-speaking, standard summer fabric has a UPF of around 6 and blocks very little UV rays. Ki ET LA’s hat made from an Anti-UV UPF 50+ textile ensures optimal protection against UV rays. Its wide visors protect little ones’ shoulders and/or face.
What do UPF and UPF 50+ mean?
UPF means “Ultraviolet Protection Factor”. It’s a rating defined for European standard textiles/fabrics which indicates the UV filtering percentage.
UPF 50+ provides very high protection since this rating blocks more than 97.5% of UVA and UVB rays. Ki ET LA’s Kapel hat is made of UPF 50+ cotton: the optimal UV protection rating.
What’s the difference between UPF and SPF?
SPF means “Sunburn Protection Factor”. SPF is the rating used for sun-protection products (creams, lotions, sprays, etc.). UPF means “Ultraviolet Protection Factor” and specifies the UV filtering percentage for textiles/fabrics. Each sun rating corresponds to a percentage of blocked UVB rays. Ki ET LA’s Kapel hat’s UPF 50+ rating is the highest UV protection currently available.
What does the Oeko-Tex label really guarantee?
All Ki ET LA’s hats are Oeko-Tex-labeled. This label ensures the human/ecological qualities of textiles: free from substances that are toxic for the body and the environment.