Babies have very thin, sensitive skin and do not have a developed skin protection system like adults. This means they can sunburn very quickly when outdoors.
Follow these tips for babies under age 1:
Children with fair skin have a higher risk of developing skin cancer later in life. Pay special attention to sun protection for children that have:
Protecting children from the sun will help to prevent the long term consequences of too much sun, such as skin cancer, and also the short-term effects, such as sunburn.
Note to Parents: Children need sun protection not only when at the beach or outdoor swimming pool, but for all outdoor field or day trips, breaks at school and outdoor sports.