Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Protect your baby from excessive sun
The skin of babies, he says, is thinner than an adult's and soaks up UV rays more rapidly.
Over time, skin creates protective melanin, but this takes time and babies are new to the game.
According to most authorities, babies under 6 mos should be kept out of the sun if possible.
Use removable mesh window shields in the car, or UV window film.
Take stroller walks before 10 AM or after 4 PM and have a roof on the stroller.
Start the baby out with a wide-brim hat so the child gets used to it.
Sunscreen is safe for kids--use it--but also do the above. Make it minimum SPF 15 with UVA and UVB protection.
Just think of that precious, soft, thin skin--don't broil it or let is soak up insidious forces that will come back later to harm your child.