According to an Oklahoma mother, her two boys, ages 5 and 7-years-old, spent the day at a splash pad with their day care. It sounds like a dream day for the kids, but the mom says their sunburns have caused extreme pain and a stay in a hospital for second and third degree burns.
Amanda Harvey said that the daycare did not make the boys wear their shirts and had no sunscreen for the children. Her father told a local news station that it has been difficult for the entire family. The Department of Human Services is investigating and the day care has hired an attorney. Click here to see pictures of the boys’ burns, but be warned some of these pictures are graphic.
This is a sad reminder that sunscreen is always important. Kids need their skin protected anytime they are outside for more than a few minutes. This is especially true for those of us in Colorado where the sun shines all year round.