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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08/04/2015

Thank you

Sunblocking Fabrics

08/04/2015

In addition to sunscreen lots of baby swim wear now contains sun blocking agents to help protect our little ones even more!

helpful reminder

08/03/2015

sunscreen is a helpful product but it is still best to keep them out of the sun as much as you can

Helpful reminder

08/01/2015

Best to keep the little one covered until old enough for sunscreen.

Great reminder

07/31/2015

Thank you!

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