07-06-2019 04:50 AM - edited 07-06-2019 04:51 AM
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07-06-2019 10:01 AM - last edited on 07-06-2019 11:04 AM by TOM-RO
It sounds like you feel very strongly about what happened to your son. Sun burn sounds funny until you see what damage it really can do. How bad was your sons burns? Was he hospitalized? Did you need to seek medical professional support?
The good news is dispute anything you read, people get sun burnt all the time here in Australia and we don't all get skin cancer. The damage from sunburn are a painful lesson many children here learn first hand and why you need sunscreen.
I am not suggesting you ignore the issue, just need to get the right perspective.
All parents hate to see our children suffer, especially when it is preventable but you cant undo what is done.
Your son will now understand why sunscreen is important better than a hundred lectures from Mama.
I do think a discussion with your brother is in order. Did his cousin get burnt? If not why not if they went to the lake together? Does he understand your child ended up suffering physical harm and pain in his care ?
In closing my family like most in Australia believe no amount of rushing was an excuse to miss out on the sun screen.. You just cant afford to miss it in our summer.
07-06-2019 11:13 AM
Thanks for your support of @Simone82 , you made some really great points. Just letting you know, I edited your post to remove parts that could be taken as medical advice, as this is against our community guidelines. If you’d like to have a look at the community guidelines they can be found here.
@Simone82, it sounds like this is a scary situation for you. Have you thought about taking your son to see a doctor? They will be able to let you know what the possible impacts of his sunburn might be, which might help to alleviate some of your anxiety. Good on you for opening up about the emotional impact of this, it is very brave given you were not treated very well on other forums. Let us know how you go
07-06-2019 04:53 PM - edited 07-06-2019 04:56 PM
07-06-2019 04:55 PM - edited 07-06-2019 04:56 PM
07-06-2019 05:55 PM
Hey there @Simone82
In Australia we take sun damage very seriously as the sun has a much stronger effect here than it does in other countries. I believe this is due to damage to the ozone layer in relation to Australia's physical location. It sounds like you have done absolutely everything in your power you can to be safe. It sounds like there is a lot going on in your life, how have things been for you in general? Do you need support for yourself?
07-07-2019 06:50 AM
I think you should be careful from now. You can prevent sunburn by taking precautions like:
>Wear clothing with UPF protection
>Wear sunglasses with UV protection.
>Wear a wide-brimmed hat.
>Always apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before going outdoors, even on a cloudy day.