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is it okay to bring a 3 month old out in the sun?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:06 PM on Apr. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I would try to keep the baby in as much of the shade as possible so they don't get burnt or over heated... but a little son is good for everyone.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 3:08 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • In the shade is best.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:08 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • no direct sunlight until after 6 months

    Answer by tiffandgene2009 at 3:13 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • Its fine if you are careful about it. Keep their face out of dirct sunlight... it is not good for their sensitive eyes. And don't keep them in the sun very long...try to keep them in the shade. But a little sun is ok.

    Answer by mrsbvader at 3:14 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • I take my 4 month old outside all the time, but I try to keep the sun out of her eyes. You're not supposed to keep them out in the direct sunlight for too long, because they can burn easy and overheat.

    Answer by srhmldndo at 3:16 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • Babies should not be in direct sun until they are six months old. Be sure to put on a PABA free, high SPF suncreen, hat and sunglasses (for you too, Mom).

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:19 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • rkoloms, 3 month old babies cant wear sunscreen...

    You can take the baby out in the sun, just make sure they don't burn! Baby skin is sensitive!

    Answer by RyleeMendez at 3:32 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • rkoloms... is Paba or whatever the ingredient that makes babies under 6 months not able to use sunscreen normally?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • An infant under 6 months should not have sunscreen...ever...due to the development of their skin and the absorption of chemicals into their skin making it more likely they will have a reaction to the sunscreen and/or it actually becomes useless.

    If you do take a 3 month old into the sun, do it for very short periods of time, make sure s/he is covered (clothes/hat/covering) and remember that they can burn in the shade as well!!!

    They have now clothes which provide an SPF protection as well as shades for strollers with an SPF as well! Check into those!!!

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 3:54 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

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