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At our 5 month appointment the doctor told me it was perfectly alright to expose him to some sun. In fact, like pp said, it's great for vitamin d. He said to just limit exposure to early morning or late afternoon and not for too long. He also said that because my son is very fair skinned, with blonde hair and blue eyes I need to use sunscreen now if he will be in the sun for a prolonged period of time or during peak times. The risk of sunburn outweighs the risk of sunscreen for him.
I don't think you need to over dress them or never go outside. Just use discretion.
Hats, sunblock. It's summer - we are going outside. People used to live outside - I doubt they kept the baby in the cave for 6 months. I try to keep both kids in the shade since they are fair-skinned.
Sun hat and those special clothes/pants that are made to cover babies skin and block UV rays. But they are breathable.
Or we stay in the shade.
SidraJedi:DD has a sun hat, the Ergo has a flap on it for a sun shield. I also make sure that she has some coconut oil or almond oil on. Both have a natural SPF and are safe for babies under 6mo. Oils with a natural SPF are not as powerful as sunscreen. It is more of a just in case under her sunhat/flap/stroller hood.
Very interesting. I would think it had negative effects like putting baby oil on your skin.
DS born 3/10/12
pitterpatter129:Hats, sunblock. It's summer - we are going outside. People used to live outside - I doubt they kept the baby in the cave for 6 months. I try to keep both kids in the shade since they are fair-skinned.
Cole Henry Quinn