A visit to my dermatologist brought up the usual discussion about sun protection, with me being scolded for not using all the protection that I should and she reminding me about it so often I that repeat it under my breath along with her. I tell her I will and do my best; but it’s really more about the little ones, I think to myself.
"You're used to hearing that it's ideal to have your kids outside every day for at least one hour of moderate to vigorous activity", says Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D. "At the same time, recent research from The Journal of Pediatrics found that children who play outdoor sports are twice as likely to use inadequate sun protection and get burned than those who don't." In an excellent article in Parents Magazine about "protecting your baby from the sun" and ”newborn sun exposure to skin & eyes”, Dr. Swanson goes onto say that "since we know that one blistering sunburn in childhood more than doubles the risk of melanoma later, It's crucial to help our little athletes be cautious." check out the article, below; (& a "how to" video on applying sun screen to your baby)!