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, and 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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