Sun Exposure

Do not put infants in direct sunlight.

Due to their relatively thinner skin, infants under 6 months should be covered to avoid direct sun exposure.

Dress your infant in:

  • lightweight long pants
  • long-sleeved shirts
  • brimmed hats that shade the neck

When adequate clothing and shade are not available, parents can apply a minimal amount of sunscreen with at least 30 SPF containing zinc or titanium to small areas such as the infant’s face and the back of the hands.

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