BookmarkBookmarkTick

How Should I Protect Baby From the Sun?

How should I protect baby from the sun?
ByKim Walls
CEO of BEB Organic
Updated
March 9, 2020
Hero Image

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.

Related Video
Illustration of ladder in a swimming pool.

Fatal Child Drownings Aren’t Declining Fast Enough, CPSC Report Says

profile picture of Nehal Aggarwal
Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
06/09/2021
Peloton tread product image.

CPSC Advises Parents With Young Kids to Stop Using the Peloton Tread+

profile picture of Nehal Aggarwal
Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
04/19/2021
overhead view of white kitchen sink

Mom’s Viral Post Shows Scary, Hidden Ways Baby Can Drown at Home

profile picture of Nehal Aggarwal
Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
01/15/2021
product images of onesies from recalled Cloud Island baby clothing

Target Has Recalled 480,000 Units of Infant Rompers and Swimsuits

profile picture of Nehal Aggarwal
Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
01/07/2021
target retail chain storefront

Target Has Recalled Over 100,000 Cat & Jack Toddler Boots Sold Last Winter

profile picture of Nehal Aggarwal
Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
11/05/2020
happy mom holding baby during winter in the snow

11 Essential Winter Safety Tips for Baby

profile picture of Celia Shatzman
Celia Shatzman
Contributing Writer
mom playing with toddler outdoors during summer

The Best Bug Spray for Babies and Kids

profile picture of Ashlee Neuman
Ashlee Neuman
Deputy Editor
Article removed.