Doctors stress importance of sun protection for kids

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If you have little kids, it can be difficult to get them to wear sunscreen.

Doctors at Cleveland Clinic say one childhood sunburn can increase risk for melanoma.

Regardless of the type of sunscreen you’re applying to your child, you’ll want to use a good coat that requires rubbing in.
Another option kids often like is a sunscreen spray.

"When they could, I would let them spray themselves while I was watching. I think it’s good for them to have that control, and then they form the habit of just doing it themselves," said Dr. Melissa Piliang with Cleveland Clinic.

If it’s a battle to sunscreen your kids, sun protective clothing is another option.

These items can be worn in the water and you won’t have to reapply sunscreen to areas covered by sun-protective clothing.