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A 33-year-old female asked:

y is it bad to put sunblock on a baby less than 6 months?

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Dr. Jason Lichten
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
False sense: Sunscreen is not recommended before age 6 months because it is not recommended to expose your baby to direct uv light before 6 months of age.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is a sunblock that a baby is not allergic to?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Several brands: Sunblock is important for people of all ages to avoid skin damage. Ones that contain the physical barriers zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide do not bind to the skin and are very safe to use on babies and everyone else.

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