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Can I put sunscreen on my 8 week old? If so, what is the best kind?

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are suncreens made for infants.
I would look at whole foods for products that are safe for babies.

In brief: Yes

There are suncreens made for infants.
I would look at whole foods for products that are safe for babies.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: I don't use < 6m

Small infants need to stay out of direct sun except as needed for basic travel.
Occlusive lotions or sunscreens plug pores & alter babies body heat control mechanism & can predispose them to overheat in the sun. Shaded outside activities or similar activities after sundown are better choices until they are older.

In brief: I don't use < 6m

Small infants need to stay out of direct sun except as needed for basic travel.
Occlusive lotions or sunscreens plug pores & alter babies body heat control mechanism & can predispose them to overheat in the sun. Shaded outside activities or similar activities after sundown are better choices until they are older.
Dr. James Ferguson
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