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.
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