Child Health Bulletin

Sunscreen

Safety in the summertime is very important!

  • Infants under six months old should avoid direct sun exposure when possible and wear protective clothing such as a hat and sunglasses.
  • Children over six months old can use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when in direct sunlight.
  • Choose a water resistant, hypoallergenic sunscreen. Make sure to apply the sunscreen at least thirty minutes prior to sun exposure and continue to reapply every 2-3 hours.