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is it okay to put baby-safe suncreen on an 8 month old?

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Asked by ariel08 at 3:56 PM on Mar. 18, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes, anytime after 6 months.

    Answer by kboney29 at 3:57 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • Yes, of course. I've put sunscreen on my kids as early as 2 months.

    Answer by MomShawn70 at 3:58 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • waterbabies works great

    Answer by SThompson21 at 4:01 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • Yes you can, read the instructions. Some of the sun screens and blocks need to be applied 30 mins to an hour before sun exposure in order for them to be effective. Apply more when needed, nothing worse than dealing with a sunburned kid.

    Answer by midnightmoma at 4:01 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • Yes, I use Arbonne's ABC line for their SPF 30 sunscreen. And I used it with DD as young as 3 months

    Answer by bearandtreemom at 4:11 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • I think most(or all) baby sunscreens say 6 months and up.

    Answer by heatherama at 4:47 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • Yep...

    Answer by environmentalpa at 5:20 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • yep!! 6 months and up is fine for baby sunscreen. Under 6 months ask a doctor first but its usually ok.

    Answer by kristal2146 at 6:23 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • If using sunscreen on a baby under 6 months, use sparingly and only on parts of the body that cannot be covered by clothes. The reason why they say not to use under 6 months is because a baby's surface (skin) to body ratio is so high and their bodies are not fully developed enough to regulate their own temperature and putting on sunscreen clogs the pores and can interfere with what little ability to their body has to regulate temperature

    Over 6 months, apply at least 30 minutes before going into the sun and if out in the sun for long periods or in the water, you probably need to reapply

    Answer by marbear98 at 6:41 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

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