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Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies

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Baby wearing sunglasses at the beach

Use Sun-Protective Clothing


Dress your child in comfortable clothing that covers the body, such as lightweight cotton gowns, shirts or pants. Clothing with a tighter weave protects better than clothing with a looser weave — the less light that shines through the fabric when held up to a light, the better. Additionally, brighter colors let less light through than whites and pastels. Look for clothing and bathing suits that have SPF in them, and have your child wear a long-sleeve rash guard with her bathing suit.

Also, dress your baby in UV-blocking sunglasses and a hat with at least a four inch brim to help shield her eyes, face, ears, and neck from harmful rays.

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