Sun Protection for Babies

Here are some tips to help protect your baby from the sun:

  • Avoid the sun during the hottest part of the day between 10am-2pm. Stay in the shade, and remember that reflected light can also be harmful. Water, sand, and snow are three big reflectors, so just be aware of your surroundings!

  • Dress infants in lightweight long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and brimmed hats that shade the neck to prevent sunburn.

  • Even on cloudy days or while riding in the car, always use a baby sunscreen specially developed for babies. If your baby is younger than 6 months of age, discuss the use of sunscreens with your pediatrician.