Babies’ and children’s skin burns easily and needs protection whenever they go outside, even on cloudy days.
o Babies under 1 year should not be in direct sunlight outdoors (use umbrella or covered stroller);
o The sun is at its strongest between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
o The best protection against sunburn is physical sunblock, such as lightweight clothing and hats; o Use sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays.
o From birth to 6 months, it is not recommended to use sunscreen;
o Use SPF 15 or higher;
o Use “broad spectrum sunscreen,” which protects against both UVA and UVB rays; o Use waterproof sunscreen;
o Use non-irritating and hypoallergenic sunscreen;
o Reapply sunscreen often or as directed;
o Get all surfaces, namely face, ears, nose, back of the neck, and tops of the feet.
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