Baby Sun Protection: Lotion, hats and Clothing

Baby Sun Protection: Lotion, hats and Clothing

Taking your baby for a daytime outing can be lots of fun. Here are a few baby sun protection tips while enjoying the sun.

In a child's world, the sun often wears a big smile. Unfortunately, most of the ageing, 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 SPF 15 or higher for babies over six 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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Very useful information

Shashank 10/11/2015

My son is 23months n this info is helpful as i have never applied sunscreen when is playing and i cameto know about time to send out and if its inbetween to use SPF15 to my babby boy

My Son

honkykong 10/7/2015

My little guy enjoys outside and he has not even turned 1 yet. This info has kept him safe all summer. Thanks !!

So important


I have a hard time finding sun shirts that fit my little girl.

Great advice


Best to protect baby at all times

Good advice


Good advice

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