May 2013 Moms

Summer Babies

So I know babies can't wear sunscreen before 6 months of age.....(correct?) So how does one deal with that? Just constantly keep the baby in the shade or covered up with long sleeves and pants? I'm a FTM and I feel that this is going to be one of those things I will be overly paranoid about.  I feel like she will be too hot with too much clothing but I don't want to spend the whole summer indoors! 
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  • LN1024LN1024
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    My midwife said that she suggested I still use sunscreen (and not sunblock), because it is easier to take care of an irritation the sunscreen might give the baby versus a sunburn. 
  • I wish I had the link that someone posted about this a while ago.  There is a difference between sunscreen and sunblock and/or they took the harmful chemical out so you can use one of them (or both, I don't remember) on baby before 6 months.

    Anyone have the link?


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    I wish I had the link that someone posted about this a while ago.  There is a difference between sunscreen and sunblock and/or they took the harmful chemical out so you can use one of them (or both, I don't remember) on baby before 6 months.

    Anyone have the link?


     

    Here you go...http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/1/35113032/ShowThread.aspx


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    Lucie's List sent an email about this today.  I'm going to bed now, but if folks want me to forward it in the morning, just PM or leave me an email.

     

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    I wish I had the link that someone posted about this a while ago.  There is a difference between sunscreen and sunblock and/or they took the harmful chemical out so you can use one of them (or both, I don't remember) on baby before 6 months.

    Anyone have the link?


     

    Here you go...http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/1/35113032/ShowThread.aspx

    Interesting! Thank you! 

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  • image MotherMayEye:
    image botanicalbliss:

    I wish I had the link that someone posted about this a while ago.  There is a difference between sunscreen and sunblock and/or they took the harmful chemical out so you can use one of them (or both, I don't remember) on baby before 6 months.

    Anyone have the link?


     

    Here you go...http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/1/35113032/ShowThread.aspx

    Thanks!   

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  • Here is the info from Lucie's List:

     Baby Sunscreen 101

    Sunscreen vs. SunblockTechnically speaking, sunSCREENS use chemicals to absorb UV rays; SunBLOCKS uses minerals, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide to physically deflect rays from the skin. These terms are often used interchangeably by drugstores and such, so it's a little confusing.Sunblocks are generally recommended for babies and children (over sunscreens) by pediatricians, advocacy groups, environmentalists, etc, for various reasons [read more below in "sunscreen controversies"].The general sentiment is something like this: "A natural mineral (aka physical) sunblock is, by far, the safest option to get your SPF. The minerals zinc and titanium sit on the skin's surface and reflect sunrays out away from the body like tin foil. Chemical ingredients [found in sunscreens] are absorbed into the skin to deal with sunrays in a chemically reactive process in the skin cell itself, with potentially unintended and harmful consequences to the skin and body," says Kim Walls, M.S.The downside to sunblocks is that they are generally more expensive because of the cost of the mineral ingredients.Screens and blocks come in lotions, sprays and sticks. I prefer to use sticks on the face, sprays for toddlers [and other squirmers] and lotion for infants.

     

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  • blush64blush64
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    I actually did keep the kids out of the sun as much as possible. I would keep them in the shade and when there usn't shade I would make some. I would use a light cover to ensure they remained in the shade while in their seat or carriage. We would avoid taking a young baby out during the hottest part of the day.

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  • Lurking from June... My 7yr old was a summer baby and I used sun block on him sparingly. More often than not I just made sure he was in the shade. Even now I prefer him to wear a long sleeve rash guard when swimming and only put sunscreen on his face and legs. We are very fair skinned and while sunscreen/block is a necessity I like to limit the amount I used on him by having him cover up when possible.
  • My pediatrician told me to use Neutregena SPF 30 or above with helioplex for kids and babies on my 4 week old. He said its fine just don't cake it on! I found this sunscreen at Babies r Us and CVS.
  • Babies don't move, so it is much easier to keep them under an umbrella or sunshade.  I never had a problem with DD and she is a June baby.  I used the shade on her stroller, an umbrella at the park and stayed inside between peak sun hours when I could.

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  • My husband is a Dermatologist- and we were just talking about this yesterday.  He said our little one will only wear sun protective clothing and hats- and he was not totally opposed to a little sunscreen, but wants us to avoid it for up to a year.  He suggested a brand that I had never heard of- I will get back to you- he did mention that it was a little pricey.

    edit:   Vanicream is his top choice.

    but also said that any baby recommended ones are probably fine from neutrogena or aveeno.

  • I had asked about this last year for my niece.  I was told the baby's skin absorbs the chemicals differently because it is so fragile in the first 6 months. 

    I highly suggest going on amazon and getting a mini-tent, we did that last summer and it worked out great!  Plus lots of hats and lightweight blankets. 

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  • 1. I believe neutrogena babyblock is a sunblock, not screen. I like that product in stick form.

    2. Badger makes a baby badger sunblock lotion I really like.

    DS has extremely sensitive skin. These were both approved by his dermatologist for after 6 months. Before that, he was allowed 10 minutes in the sun for vitamin d production, and then I usually used my nursing cover to shade him. It was light weight and breathable.
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    Our OB recommends Burt's Bees Baby Sunscreen Stick.  It also comes in a lotion, but we haven't been able to find it locally and are waiting until LO arrives to order it online.  The stick (I tried it on my arm to see the consistency) should work well for summer babies, since you only need a tiny bit on their hands and faces... do your best to keep the rest of the body covered in a lightweight cloth and a big floppy hat.
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