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Should You Put Sunscreen on Infants?

Should You Put Sunscreen on Infants?

Can you put sunscreen on babies? It’s a question that comes up for many parents in the summer. Read on for the answer.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that sunscreen is not recommended for infants younger than 6 months old.

The best way to protect your infant is to keep them out of the sun altogether.

Infants are at greater risk for side effects caused by sunscreen, such as rashes. To keep your infant protected, the FDA advises against being outside with your infant between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s rays are the strongest. more

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