Warning over misleading sun cream labels for kids

Sun cream

A nanny in Manchester has warned parents and household staff to check UV ratings of sun creams and not just the factor. Carly King shared a post on Facebook when a child she cared for caught the sun while wearing a brand with factor 50+ but with low UV protection.

King also spoke to a friend whose little girl had been sunburned at a nursery and was not aware she had to check the UV ratings. According to Manchester Evening News, King said in her post: “I’ve seen so many people say ‘I used factor 50+ and my child is pink/red etc! When buying sun cream PLEASE make sure you check the UVA star guide! Ambre Solaire being one of the good ‘brands’ deemed very high protection at 3*** and a £7 bottle, but Asda own brand at £3 is 5*****.”

The nanny said she was disappointed that she’d bought into “trusted quality brands” but felt let down. King added: “The boy I nanny for was outside for 25 mins in 22 degrees! I covered him in cream every half hour and half hour before he goes out! Children burning whilst using spf 50+ shouldn’t be happening!”

Explaining why she posted this, King told M.E.N’s Manchester Family: “I was in Asda looking at sun cream for myself to take on holiday and on the phone to my friend who I mentioned. I was beginning to notice how misleading some of the sun screens actually are. I’d researched best cream for children in the UK to find one for the little boy at work.”

King went on to explain that she only became aware of the UVA/UVB ratings during her previous role at a company selling health products. She added: “Being a nanny I thought it would be a good idea to raise awareness and hopefully help others realise what to look for.”

10 of the largest concerts in history

When you think of the biggest concerts in the history of time what comes to your mind?

At number one we see Rod Stewart at Copacabana Beach in 1994. A staggering 3, 500, 000 attended the New Year celebrations. Number two is the New York Philharmonic in Central Park, 1986, with 800, 000 people celebrating the re-dedication of the Statue of Liberty. At number three we have Gareth Brooks in Central Park with 750, 000 attending. Number four is Steve Woziak’s 1983 US Festival which was held in California and had 670, 000 attendees. Number five is the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen with 600, 000 attendees in New York.

Number six sees one of the most surprising and proudest entries: the Isle of Wight Festival. Yes, our very own concert/festival, which still stands as the biggest ever concert held in the UK with 600, 000 attendees. People flocked, staying in IOW accommodation, to experience this festival which had the Who, The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix’s last ever performance prior to his death. At number seven we see Simon and Garfunkel, holding their second reunion concert in Central Park in 1981, 500, 000 attendees. Number eight is the Toronto SARS Benefit 2003 with 450, 000. Number nine? Yes you got it, Woodstock, in 1969. The pop culture event of the decade saw Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Santana and the Who, to name but a few, performing to 400, 000 hippies, the event celebrated peace. At number 10 was the Blockbuster RockFest in 1997 with 385, 000.

The good news is, the Isle of Wight festival is still going and continually grows in popularity. If, like hundreds of thousands of others, you fancy going then it is being held this year on the 11th June for three days. If camping is a little too raw for you, why not try some other Isle of Wight Accommodation so you can have a little luxury after your long days partying at the festival?

Can Fish Help Your Love Life?

Valentines Day is fast approaching and couples up and down the land are beginning to scratch their heads desperately trying to think up the best Valentines gift for that special someone.

One very special and romantic gift that you could give your loved one this year is a short cottage break in Wales. Wales might not necessarily be top of your list for romantic destinations but it does boast one romantic attraction that the likes of Paris, Milan and Barcelona can’t match.

This particular attraction is rather unique in that it’s a fish! Legend has it that St Dwynwen’s Well, the Welsh patron saint of love, contains a sacred fish which can predict how you and your loved ones relationship will fair. If when you visit the well with your partner and the water starts boiling then you are in luck as it’s a sign that your relationship will be filled with love and happiness, if however the water doesn’t boil then it doesn’t look too promising for your relationship, which could put a bit of a dampener on your Valentines break. Of course if this happens then just think it is only a fish and what do they know anyway!

Beside future telling fish, Wales has many more wonderful attractions to put you in a romantic mood. Just take a stroll along one of its many beautiful beaches or why not dine out in one of the fantastic restaurant, which can be found in every corner of the country. Whatever you do in Wales on thing is sure, you will have an unforgettable Valentines break.