Baby Skin Care

Even young babies can go outdoors to get fresh air. Just dress your child appropriately. You need to protect him from the sun. While the sun is an important natural source of vitamin D, it can also damage a child’s skin. Shield your baby from direct sunlight by dressing him so he is completely covered and by keeping the stroller hood up.

Once your baby is six months old, you should get in the habit of using sunscreen on your child year round, even on overcast days. Choose a hypoallergenic, PABA-free sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. When applying sunscreen, avoid your baby’s eyes and keep it off your baby’s fingers as your child might rub his eyes. Also, avoid or limit exposure to the sun between 10am and 3pm

For more information, read Health and Safety Know-How.

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