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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Keeping Your Newborn Baby Safe From Sun On July 4th Outings.

Newborn's comes with sensitive skin, let me say very sensitive and fragile and is particularly vulnerable to sunburn, that we all used to enjoy around July 4th and beyond. So parents (and everyone around and near a baby) should be extra cautious and take care of the bundle of joy.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions to prevent sunburn in babies less than six months:
Avoid sun exposure as much as possible.
Dress baby in a lightweight, long-sleeved top and long pants.
Put baby in a wide-brimmed hat to shield the face.
If you can't keep baby out of the sun, apply a small bit of sunscreen to the face and the backs of baby's hands.
Via Medline Plus

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