5 things to know about baby sun care this summer


by Mother & Baby |

Finally! The sun has arrived. And while it brings with it hours of outdoor play and countless beach trips it also requires a little extra prep and precaution from you.

So, get clued up on how you can keep your little one safe in the sun (and still get yourself a little tan).

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1) Cover up

If your little one hasn’t yet reached the six-month milestone, her skin is very delicate and hasn’t yet developed it’s natural barrier completely. Make sure you avoid direct sunlight, especially during 11 am and 3 pm as these are the hottest times of the day.

‘Being out in the sun is also dangerous for babies because they can’t regulate their temperature in the same way adults can, which means they easily overheat and can’t tell you!’ says Dr. Susan Mayou, consultant dermatologist and spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation.

Make sure you avoid direct sunlight, especially during 11am and 3pm as these are the hottest times of the day.

Keep your little one covered up so as little of her skin is exposed to the sun as possible. A hat is a great idea, too, and will help keep her head nice and cool. You can also attach a sunshade to their pram to keep the sun off them and use a parasol of canopy for them to lie under outside.