sunscreen

Heather - posted on 05/08/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I have a ten month old daughter and I was wondering since summer is pretty much here, if she's too young to wear sunscreen?

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Heather - posted on 05/11/2009

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No, I was told that it is safe for little ones to wear sunscreen anytime after 6 months of age. I bought Aveeno Baby for my little guy which has an SPF of 55. He wore it down in Florida at 7 months of age and had no problem with it. He is now 10 months old, as well.

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Christina - posted on 07/07/2009

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its fine for her to wear sun screen my doctor told me they cant wear it until they are 6 months

Jane - posted on 07/01/2009

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Tara - posted on 05/18/2009

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we use the banana boat for baby sunscreen for my daughter. i'm redhead and burn very easily and i've always had luck with banana boat for myself so i'm using that for her as well.

Heather - posted on 05/16/2009

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I have skin allergies and was concerned about sunscreen for my son as well. I have been using Burt's Bees (he is a redhead with that alabaster complexion), and it's worked great so far. The SPF is lower - I think factor 30 - but there aren't a bunch of chemicals in there that will get into his system. One Step Ahead (online and catalogs)also has lots of products that are not sunscreen (swimsuits, cover-ups, etc.) that have UV blocking components if you are leary of sunscreen.

Cheryl - posted on 05/11/2009

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After 6 months old you are able to use sunscreen on a baby. Buy baby specific brands, and the highest SPF you can find (we use SPF 60). I've read that you should re-apply sunscreen every 2 hours. If your baby is playing in water or sweating, re-apply every hour (even if it's waterproof). Best of all is to try and keep them in shaded areas, and wearing a hat.

Melinda - posted on 05/11/2009

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For sure put sunscreen on your child at 10 months! I use baby sunscreen and I love the sprays. I find them easier to get on my son while he is moving around but you just have to make sure you don't miss any spots. They also make specific sunscreen for the face which is a roll on and much easier (at least for me) to put on.

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