With spring right around the corner, your baby is going to be spending a lot more time outside in the sun as the weather warms up and transitions into summer. During the spring and summer, one of the biggest health risks to your child are from the sun. Here are a few tips on how to protect your child from the sun this spring and summer.
Keep Your Baby Out Of The Sun
If you have a baby who is only a few months old, you shouldn't leave them out in the direct sunlight. However, it can be really easy to keep a young baby out of the sunlight as they are not that mobile.
When you do go outside with your baby, put the stroller canopy up on your stroller to provide them with shade. When you are sitting or playing outside the stroller, bring an umbrella to put your baby under.
Cover Your Baby Up
Additionally, cover your baby's face up with a large brimmed hat. You can purchase floppy large brimmed hats that tie under their chin and will stay on. Surprisingly, it is also best to cover all of your baby's skin up when they are out in the sun. That doesn't mean you have to put them in thick layers, just dress your child in long, lightweight clothing.
Put On Sunscreen
Next, you are going to need to put sunscreen on your baby. You are going to want to make sure that you use waterproof sunscreen. Waterproof sunscreen will not wear off your baby as easily as other sunscreen, especially when your baby sweats.
Before you cover your baby with a new sunscreen; however, you need to make sure that you test out the sunscreen on your baby's skin. Put it on a small part of your child's back when you purchase the sunscreen, then wait at least a few hours to make sure that the sunscreen doesn't cause rashes to develop on your child's skin. If it does, you are going to need to find a different type of sunscreen for your baby, perhaps one that contains organic ingredients or one crafted for sensitive skin.
Be very careful with putting the sunscreen around your child's face. You need to keep the sunscreen out of your baby's eye. Remember, just because it isn't sunny outside doesn't mean the sun's rays will not harm your baby; overcast days can be just as harsh on your baby as sunny days.
Watch The Time You Are Outside
Finally, be careful about when you are outside with your baby. The sun's rays are less strong during the early morning and late afternoon hours.
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