Sunscreen and Babies
- Always choose a sunscreen that is suitable for babies as these tend to be gentle on the skin.
- Only apply sunscreen to the parts of your baby’s body that are exposed to the sun.
- Check that your baby won’t have any type of reaction to the sunscreen by testing it on a small area of skin before applying it.
For best sun protection:
- Always apply sunscreen 20 minutes before you need it to work.
- Be generous with your application of sunscreen – while you don’t want her to look like a snowman in her sunscreen, it will only do its job if it has been properly applied.
- Sunscreens can easily be wiped and sweated off so reapply your baby’s sunscreen every two hours, regardless of what that bottle says.
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Last revised: Monday, 29 September 2014
This article contains general information only and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified health professional.
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