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How to Use Baby Sunscreen Lotion for Sun Protection?

by Amit Vyas on Apr 27, 2022

How to Use Baby Sunscreen Lotion for Sun Protection?

 Summer is here, and so is the time to protect your baby's skin.  

 Taking care of your little one's skin is more important in summer than in any season. So, if you're heading outside with your baby during summer time, then gear up to take some precautionary steps and apply baby sunscreen lotion to protect your baby's thin and delicate skin from sunburns.   

Here we discuss when your baby can wear sunscreen, tips to protect the baby from the summer sun and more.  

Baby Sunscreen Lotion - When Can You Apply it to Your Baby? 

Before you begin smearing thick layers of baby sunscreen on your little one, do not forget to consider her age. The approaches to applying sunscreen differ in young babies and older babies.  

New-borns and Babies under Six Months:   

Ideally, babies under 6 months of age need to be kept away from direct sunlight. However, when there is no option other than keeping them in the sunlight, you can apply baby sunscreen lotion in a small amount on them. You should use safe and natural sunscreens for babies with having SPF of no less than 15.  

RxSAFE Mineral-based Baby Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 30 is made to protect your baby from UV rays and 99.9% of germs, viruses and bacteria. It is formulated using natural, plant-based ingredients like Carrot Seed Oil, Aloe Vera Extract and more. This baby sunscreen lotion is a must-have for your baby.  

Babies 6 months and Above:  

Use baby's sunscreen with an SPF of 30 to 50 to all exposed sites of the skin. To test for potential irritation, apply a small amount of the sunscreen baby lotion you wish to use to a patch of your baby's skin 48 hours before you go out. In case your baby gets a rash after applying the sunscreen lotion, then consult your paediatrician.  

How to Apply Sunscreen to a Baby? 

  • Whenever your baby needs to go out in the daytime, ensure that you apply sunscreen to her. Apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes in advance when your baby has to step outdoors. 
  • Make sure that you apply baby sunscreen on the face, ears, hands, feet, shoulder and behind the neck. 
  • Take sunscreen in a generous amount for your baby. Usually, dermatologists recommend you use sunscreen in good amounts to cover every exposed area of the body. 
  • Reapply sunscreen to your baby every 2 hours. 
  • Also, apply sunscreen after the baby has been swimming or sweating. 

Quick Tips to Ensure Sun protection for Your Baby:  

  • Do not let your baby step outside during the peak times of sun exposure, i.e., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you take your baby out for a stroll every day, limit your timings to early morning or evening. This way, you will avoid the hottest time of the day. Also, babies do not sweat much, so they will remain cool easily. 
  • Choose to make your child wear a lightweight and long-sleeved shirt and pants. You can also make your baby wear a hat to protect the head from sun exposure. This way, by covering your baby's most exposed areas, you will protect her delicate skin from the sun.
  •  When you go outside, use an umbrella or other forms of shading to protect the baby from sun exposure. 
  • Avoid overusing baby sunscreen lotion for sun protection. Apply sunscreen only to areas that are not covered, like the face and hands. 
  • Babies have thin skin, so they absorb ingredients faster and may be prone to skin irritation, especially when using a chemical sunscreen. That's why you should use sunscreens that block harmful sun rays and include zinc oxide that is non-irritating to the skin. RxSAFE Baby Sunscreen Lotion includes zinc oxide and natural ingredients, so safe and soothing to your skin. 

Protect your baby's skin in this warm weather by taking necessary preventative measures and using a good baby sunscreen lotion.  

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