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need adivce about taking my 3 month old to the beach??

were leaving for the beach sunday and i want to know if its okay to have her in the pool w/ us as long as were holding on to her, and about sunscreen i found some spf 70, is it okay to use on her??? and what about out on the beach?? please if you have any advice lemme know.

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:19 PM on Jun. 19, 2009 in Travel

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  • Nutrogena just came out with SPF 100+ !!! Get her a brimmed hat. Cover her with a towel when on the beach, bring an umbrella or one of those beach 1/2 tents.

    Answer by EireLass at 2:27 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Anything over 50 is bogusand useless, it can't get higher, Doctor's have proven it.. No baby under 6 months needs sunscreen anyway. Just cover her up and hold an umbrella over her. While in the water and set her in her carseat under it on the beach. I did all this in Panama City Beach, FL when my son was 4 months. His first water to get in was the Gulf of Mexico. He didn't get sunscreen and never burned because he had on a t-shirt and hat and was under an umbrella, he also had on sunglasses.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:35 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Remember that UV rays get through clothing, too, so a t-shirt isn't enough unless it is one that is made to keep out UV. Look on the container or check with your doctor about using sunblock. And if you can use it, use it thickly enough so that it does what it is supposed to. Something else to consider is that UV also reflects off of sand, so keep her covered even when under an umbrella. It would be best to not take her out on the beach at all except before 10 AM or after 4 PM and even then well protected.

    Answer by Bmat at 2:57 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Sunscreen isn't supposed to be used on babies under 6 months. Get a tent - even sitting under an umbrella you get reflective rays. Personally I wouldn't take my 3 month old out to the beach at all except maybe at 5-6 pm at night, still bright but not the full brunt of the midday sun.

    Answer by missanc at 1:35 PM on Apr. 29, 2012

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