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To protect baby from the sun’s rays, start by minimizing the need for sunscreen by dressing baby in long-sleeved, sun0protective clothing and a sun hat. Next, apply a thin layer of baby sunscreen on any remaining exposed areas — make sure to use SPF 30 or higher and apply at least 15 to 30 minutes before you head outdoors. Protect your sunscreen from direct sun.
Wrap it in a towel or keep it in a cooler or in the shade when you’re outdoors. Cover up your child’s skin. A hat is a must to protect your baby or toddler from sun exposure.
Choose one with flaps in the back for neck protection and a brim that’s wide enough to shade your child’s face. For babies younger than 6 months: Use sunscreen on small areas of the body, such as the face, if protective clothing and shade are not available. For babies older than 6 months: Apply to all areas of the body, but be careful around the eyes.
If your baby rubs sunscreen into her eyes, wipe her eyes and hands clean with a damp cloth. If the sunscreen irritates her skin, try a different brand or sunscreen. Minimize sunscreen use on children younger than 6 months old, but use it when needed.
If shade and adequate clothing are not available, parents and caretakers may apply a minimal amount of broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to their children’s skin. The American Academy of Dermatology and American Academy of Pediatric s both say that sunscreen is safe to start using on babies at age six months. Prior to.
Using sunscreen (especially broad-spectrum products, which blocks both UVA and UVB rays) stops harmful rays from being absorbed into your baby’s skin, preventing both burns and long-term sun damage. What Should I Know About Sunscreen?Reapply sunscreen about every two hours if it’s waterproof and more often if you’re outside for long periods of time, if your baby gets wet, or the sunscreen isn’t water-resistent. Just keep in mind that sunscreen wears off after swimming or sweating, even if it’s waterproof, and can take up to 30 minutes to be effective after it’s applied.
Sunscreen is OK to use on babies older than 6 months. Younger babies should use other forms of sun protection. The best way to protect babies from the sun is to keep them in the shade as much as possible. In addition, dress your baby in protective clothing, a hat with a brim and sunglasses.
Make sure he or she doesn’t get overheated, however. “The best approach is to keep infants under 6 months out of the sun,” Sachs says, “and to particularly avoid exposure to the sun in the hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when ultraviolet (UV) rays. Sunscreens are an essential part of a day in the sun. But young children’s skin is especially sensitive to chemical allergens – as well as to the sun’s UV rays. Test sunscreen by applying a small amount to the inside of your child’s wrist the day before you plan to use it.
List of related literature:
|from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children Multimedia Enhanced Version|
|from Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing: Second South Asian Edition|
|from Introduction to Cosmetic Formulation and Technology|
|from The Complete Beauty Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Smart Beauty|
|from Study Guide for Maternal-Child Nursing E-Book|
|from CDC Yellow Book 2020: Health Information for International Travel|
|from Advanced Pediatric Assessment|
|from The Baby Owner’s Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting Tips, and Advice on First-year Maintenance|
|from Pediatric Primary Care E-Book|
|from Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book|