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Protecting Your Autistic Child from the Sun

   April 30th, 2018   Posted In: Articles  

Use a Rash Guard as Protection from the Sun for Your Autistic Child

protecting autistic child with rash guardProtecting your child’s skin from the harmful rays of the sun is important. When you have an autistic child, it can sometimes be difficult to properly protect them with sunblock. Some autistic children do not like touch repeatedly. If you have an autistic child whom you want to keep safe this summer, consider investing in a rash guard for him or her to wear. This guide explains why a rash guard may be a great investment for your child.


The Rash Guard Will Provide Sun Protection

Rash guards are available in long sleeve and short sleeves. The material that makes up UV shirts provides some protection from the sun. Putting the rash guard on your child before a day at the beach or in the water can reduce the chances of him or her getting a sunburn.


The Material May Make Your Child Feel More Comfortable

Rash guards feature a very soft material. Many autistic children have texture issues and are sensitive to many different types of materials. They often do not like that sunblock makes their skin feel oily and greasy. The soft material that the sun shirts are made from can feel nice against your child’s skin, which will make it easy to get him or her to wear it.


Rash Guards Are Available in Many Different Styles

There are rash guards available in different colors and some even have designs on them. Allowing your child to pick out the one that he or she wants can make it exciting. The sun shirts fit snugly against the body, which creates a more secure and cozy feel for you child. It keeps sand and dirt from getting against the skin, which is often very important for autistic children.


It’s best to talk to your child about the sun shirt and let them pick what they want. The shirt can be worn in and out of the water therefore your child is be comfortable at all times.


Lauren Belt

Merchandiser at Wetsuit Wearhouse
Lauren (LoLo) has been picking out the latest and greatest wetsuits and being the social media queen for Wetsuit Wearhouse since 2014. She learned to surf for the first time ever in Costa Rica but she gravitates more towards SUP. When she's not scouring the web for travel deals, you can find her either hiking, running, practicing yoga, studying holistic nutrition or reading a good book outside on a beautiful day.

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