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The Ultimate Summer Care Combo: Vitamin D and Zinc & Calendula Cream for Kids

The Ultimate Summer Care Combo: Vitamin D and Zinc & Calendula Cream for Kids

Summer offers countless opportunities for outdoor play and sunshine, but balancing sun exposure for vitamin D synthesis and protecting delicate skin from sunburn is crucial. Here's how to manage both effectively for your children.

Understanding Vitamin D

Vitamin D, known as the "sunshine vitamin," is vital for children's health. It helps absorb calcium and phosphorus, promoting strong bones and teeth, supports immune function, regulates mood, and contributes to overall well-being.

The Sun Factor

Summer sun allows the skin to synthesise vitamin D. However, sunscreen, while protecting against harmful UV rays, can block vitamin D production. Apply sunscreen 15-30 minutes after initial sun exposure to balance protection and vitamin D synthesis. Factors like geographical location, time of day, skin pigmentation, and cloud cover also impact vitamin D production.

Indoor Lifestyle

Despite the outdoor allure, many children spend significant time indoors due to screen time, air conditioning, or indoor activities. Encourage outdoor play to boost vitamin D levels and overall health.

Dietary Sources

In addition to sunlight, dietary sources are crucial for vitamin D intake. Foods like fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel), fortified dairy products, eggs, and certain cereals can help ensure adequate vitamin D levels year-round.

Vitamin D Supplements

Baba West Vitamin D Drops and Spray are excellent options for ensuring your child gets enough vitamin D. These supplements are easy to use and can be a reliable source of vitamin D, especially during times when outdoor play is limited or when sun protection measures are in full effect. Incorporating these supplements into your child's daily routine can help maintain their overall health and well-being.

Sunburn Relief with Zinc & Calendula Cream

Despite precautions, sunburns can happen. If your child gets sunburned, move them out of the sun, use cool compresses, provide plenty of fluids, and apply soothing creams.

Baba West x Lyonsleaf Zinc & Calendula Cream is ideal for sunburn relief. This gentle cream forms a breathable, protective barrier that shields and heals sunburned skin, reducing discomfort and promoting recovery.


Balancing sun exposure and skin protection is essential in summer. Ensure your child gets enough vitamin D through safe sun exposure, diet, and supplements, and have effective remedies like zinc and calendula cream for sunburn relief. Enjoy the summer while keeping your child's health and safety a priority.