Baby Basics

Q&A: How Should I Protect Baby From The Sun?

How should I protect baby from the sun?

We love warm weather, but the sun comes with heat and free-radical risk, which can be harmful to baby's skin. Slather baby with sunscreen when she's under the rays (especially when the sun is at its strongest, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and keep her protected with a shade. You may have heard that sunscreen can't be used until six months because babies' skin is so sensitive, but as long as it's a mineral-based one (look for active ingredients of zinc and/or titanium), you can use it from birth. Ask your doc to recommend a brand.

By Kim Walls, CEO of Episencial