Baby Sun Protection: Sunscreen, Hats, and Clothing

Baby Sun Protection: Sunscreen, Hats, and Clothing

In a child's world, the sun often wears a big smile. Unfortunately, most of the aging, cancer-causing effects of the sun are tied to the exposure a person receives before the age of 20.

That said, knowing the truth about the sun's rays shouldn't dim the joys of being outdoors. You can protect your baby's skin from the sun in three key ways:

  • Use sunscreen regularly. Be generous with a broad-spectrum, SPF 15 or higher preparation for babies over 6 months old. For younger infants, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends applying sunscreen sparingly on the hands, face, and feet if they're exposed, though covering these areas is the best approach to sun protection.
  • Try to stay out of the sun, especially between the peak hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Cover up your baby's skin with clothes and hats.

Keep these three tips in mind and enjoy the sun and its benefits, like vitamin D!


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SPF-protected clothing

There's plenty of swimsuits and rashguards AND baby hats with SPF protection in them - sometimes it takes a little bit of intense looking but you can seriously find SPF-everything!

Good to know

alyc4t 4/25/2016
this is good to know

Clothing over Sunscreen

Sabrina 4/24/2016
Its nice to know that it is better to cover up your baby instead of putting on sun screen. Will defenitly keep my child in the shade this summer.

Sunshine in the sky

Logan's Mommy 4/15/2016
My baby loves to be outside, if he gets really fussy it is the best way to calm him down.

Babies in Hats

Why are babies in hats the CUTEST? I love the big sun hats for my little girl :)

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