Babies love the sun – make sure you protect them properly
Direct sun radiation is a particular risk for babies’ young, delicate skin. Babies should be completely dressed whenever possible if spending time outdoors. Using special sunscreen for babies is essential to protect them from damaging UV rays while they are still young. Do not forget that even indirect rays can damage the skin. And it is not only children’s skin that is still very sensitive; their eyes also need protecting from UV light. That’s why you should get them a cool pair of sunglasses.
From what age can I use sunscreen to protect my baby?
Protecting babies’ skin from the sun is child’s play
- Always handy: NIVEA sunscreen for babies with SPF 50+.
- Apply sunscreen to your baby’s face and body several times a day.
- Keep baby’s head cool with hats and caps with neck flaps.
Against the sun
Sun protection factor in sunscreen for babies
As the skin’s own protection has not yet fully developed in children, it is said that the skin can generally protect itself for approximately 5 minutes before it is affected. Sunscreen can extend this period of protection. Children should use a sun protection factor of at least 30. This will extend their protection to approximately two and a half hours. However, sun protection factors of 50+ are ideal.