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6 Easy Ways To Keep Your Baby Safe in the Sun and Water

By Lauren Jimeson |

Summer means lots of time playing outside and by the water. Even though I have two little city girls, I still want to teach them proper water safety.

My oldest grew up in Florida for the first nine months of her life and was always around the water. I made sure to do extensive research before I let her in the water to avoid anything serious from happening.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has some amazing tips for sun and water safety.

Check out some of their tips on how to keep your little one safe this summer while playing outside in the sun and by the pool. 


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Summer Sun and Water Safety Tips

Protect Their Skin With The Right Clothes

A baby's skin is very sensitive to the sun's harmful rays. To prevent sunburn, dress infants in lightweight long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and brimmed hats that shade the neck to prevent sunburn.
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For even more tips on pool safety, please read the complete list from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Lauren Jimeson is the author of A Mommy in the City, which chronicles living the city life with a suburban mentality. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lauren's latest posts →

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