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elmoali:My personal opinion is that sunblock (which isn't recommended before 6 months) is always preferable to a burn but at 3 weeks I absolutely would skip it and make sure to keep your baby in the shade. Their skin is just too sensitive. When he gets a little older and you're doing your best to keep him in the shade but know he may end up with a little sun exposure, you'll want to look for a sunBLOCK with a physical blocker - the main ingredient should be titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. But like I said, even though my stance is a little lax, it's not lax enough to slather it on a 3 week old.
This. I'm sure they will have umbrellas or a tent outside. I would make sure I had a hat on her and probably would bring the stroller so that when sleeping she could have shade easily.
elmoali:My personal opinion is that sunblock (which isn't recommended before 6 months) is always preferable to a burn but at 3 weeks I absolutely would skip it and make sure to keep your baby in the shade.
This. Our pedi actually gives the OK for sunblock at 8 weeks because it's better than risking a burn but I definitely wouldn't use it before then! Find shade!
I agree with PP, 3 weeks is too early for sunblock. So try and stick to the shade. You could also look for some UV blocking clothes / Moby wrap and a wide brimmed hat to be safe. http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/961645/protect-your-children-with-uv-blocking-clothing but I don't know if they have it in newborn sizes.
Your best bet to find them are little kids clothing stores as opposed to stores like walmart)