Protect Your Baby's Sensitive Skin from the Hot Summer Sun
Contributed by Tara Hilton, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who specializes in the care of infants.
You love your little one and want to him/her safe, so it only makes sense that you want to protect your baby from the summer sun.
Did you know that children who experience just one bad sunburn have a twofold risk of developing melanoma later in life? Protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation should begin early and continue throughout one’s lifetime.
Children under age two years have more sensitive skin that offers minimal protection against harmful ultraviolet radiation, allowing skin damage to occur within minutes of exposure to direct sunlight. Such damage can occur as early as a baby’s very first summer.
But don’t have to worry, you can take some simple steps to keep your baby safe.Read More