Sun Safety for Infants

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    You're at the beach, slathered in sunscreen. Your 5-month old baby is there too. Should you put sunscreen on her? Not usually. The best approach is to keep infants under 6 months out of the sun, especially between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. But when you are outside together, here are some of the most important ways to protect your infant from the harmful rays of the sun: an umbrella and brimmed hat for shade, a cooler for liquids, a bottle for hydration, and clothing for covering the skin. For more information go to www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm309136.htm

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