Thursday, April 15, 2010

Should I put sunscreen on my baby?

This is a a very good question. I remember calling my doctor when my twins were babies because I had no idea what to do.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has some good information about safe sunscreen use. They suggest keeping babies younger than 6 months out of the sun and carefully applying sunscreen to older babies. Their page can be found here.

Here is a a review of the best sunscreens for toddlers.

Personally I like Coppertone water babies.. I have not had any problems with it.

Here is a long detailed report about the chemicals in sunscreen

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