Now that spring is here, memories of family “get-togethers” in the beautiful sunny California sun and picnics at the beach fill my mind. But times have changed as we’ve learned how much sun we should have. Getting sun-burned was just something we got used to back then. But now most parents are thinking about their newborns sun exposure to eyes and skin and "how can I protect my baby from the sun"? Well, new research shows that some “babies are being exposed to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays in the first six months of life, when their skin is most vulnerable”, according to an article titled “Sun Safe Babies” by FLETA N. BRAY, MD, KEYVAN NOURI, MD, and CoLLEAGUES in skin cancer.org; http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/children/oh-baby
They go onto say that...“Parents’ instinct is to protect their infants and toddlers from harm. Yet our experts report that too many babies are getting tans and sunburns. Here, we offer their simple tips to prevent damage to your child’s skin that could lead to skin cancer.”
It’s an insightful read for every parent!