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When Is It Time To Introduce Sunscreens For Our Babies?



When is it time to introduce sunscreens for our babies?


Once your baby reaches 6 months of age, you can begin to use sunscreens. You must choose a broad spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen that offers a minimum sun protection factor (SPF) of 15.


If you are going to use it at the beach or the pool, is better that it has a higher SPF, as 30 or 50. To avoid skin irritation, you may test sunscreen on the inside of your baby wrist and check if everything is OK.


Use sunscreen in all exposed areas of the skin. Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going out and reapply it every two hours or more frequently if you take your baby into the pool or if he or she is sweating, or playing with the sand.


The baby must continue to use a hat, and, if it is possible, protective clothes. And remember, avoid, as much as possible, direct exposure to the sun in the central hours of the day.


When is the time to introduce the sunscreen for our babies?