Protecting your baby from the sun
Rules for sun safety
- Avoid exposing your baby to the sun, especially between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
- Always look for shade when the sun is intense.
- Never leave your baby naked or in a bathing suit in the sunlight. Dress your child in loose-fitting clothing made of thick cotton to filter UV rays, plus a wide-brimmed hat and appropriate wide-brimmed or goggle sunglasses (EU standard, UV category 3 or 4).
- Apply a thick layer of a sunscreen product with an appropriate SPF index (50 or above), 20 minutes prior to exposure. Focus on sensitive areas that receive extra exposure (forehead, cheekbones, nose, lips).
- Protect your child even in the shade or cloudy weather: more than 80% of UV rays pass through clouds, and a parasol does not provide adequate protection.
- Avoid potentially allergenic sun protection; instead, use mineral or organic mineral sunscreen.
- Reapply the sunscreen product generously every 2 hours and after the child has been in water.
- Make sure your child drinks regularly, even if he doesn’t ask to.
- Take proper care of your sunscreen products: be sure to close the tube or spray cap tightly, don’t leave products in full sunlight, and never reuse a product the year after you opened it.