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

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ariel08

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.
    kboney29

    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.
    MomShawn70

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

  • waterbabies works great
    SThompson21

    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.
    midnightmoma

    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
    bearandtreemom

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

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

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

  • Yep...
    environmentalpa

    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.
    kristal2146

    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
    marbear98

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

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