Is Sunscreen Safe for Babies?

If you have a little one, you’re probably focused on taking the best care of him or her as possible. When it comes to sun protection, it’s essential to protect baby’s delicate skin from the harsh sun rays, even if you’re just going for a short walk around your neighborhood. However, have you ever wondered if sunscreen is safe for babies? In this blog, we’ll be discussing sun safety for your baby so you can enjoy spending time outdoors with your little one. Don’t forget to protect yourself as well and stock up on Coral Isles sunscreen! Reef-friendly and coral safe, you can feel good about using our formula every day. Order yours today!

Baby Younger than Six Months  

It’s best to not use sunscreen on your baby if he or she is younger than six months. This is because baby’s skin is extra sensitive when he or she is very small, and rashes and skin irritations can develop from sunscreen use. Even if the sunscreen is labeled “baby safe” or “gentle”, its best to wait until baby is older than six months to apply it. If you’re worried about your baby being safe in the sun, be sure to always keep him or her in the shade and avoid sun exposure between 10 AM and 4 PM. You can also dress baby in light-colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to keep harmful sun rays off of his or her sensitive skin.

Baby Older than Six Months

Once your baby is older than six months, you can use sunscreen to protect his or her skin from sun damage and exposure. It’s important that the sunscreen that you choose for baby offers broad spectrum protection and has a sun protection factor of 30 or higher. Make sure to apply it at least 20 minutes before going outdoors, and reapply if you take baby swimming. Don’t forget to protect his or her head and ears by making sure he or she is wearing a hat, and also apply sunscreen to the tops of feet, shoulders, and nose, which can burn very easily. A rash guard or sun shirt is also a great idea if your baby will be playing in the sand on the beach for awhile or enjoying the water in the pool.

Sun Safety for Babies

If you’re planning to spend time outside with your baby, remember that he or she is more prone to heat-related illnesses because it’s harder for your baby’s body to regulate body temperature. Be sure to take lots of breaks from the heat and immediately go to a cool place if your baby’s skin starts to flush or feels hot to the touch.

Protecting your baby’s skin from sunburn and sun damage is important and vital to your little one’s health. Make sure that you use sunscreen at the right time of your baby’s life and be sure that it’s Coral Isles! Not only is our formula perfect for everyday use, but it’s also reef-friendly and coral safe. Protect everyone in your family and order yours now!


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