8 Ways to Keep Baby Safe in the Sun

When we just recently went to Busch Gardens, we were in the sun almost all day. Having a baby outside in the heat those hot rays can be dangerous and you should always be prepared. Keep it mind, it’s more then just sunscreen.  It’s important to educate yourself in sun safety especially when you have a baby — it’s just as important for you too! So, let’s take a refresher on sun safety tips for baby and just what you need to know when hanging out under the sun!

  • Sun Tips for Baby 1 of 9
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    Keep baby safe from those sun rays! Click-through 8 sun safety tips. 

  • Stay Out of the Sun 2 of 9
    Baby girl on the beach

    Between 10AM and 4PM, infants should be kept out of direct sunlight as the sun ray's are most intense during these 6 hours of the day.


    Image via iStock Photo

  • UV50+ Swimwear 3 of 9
    #720 Kelly Green/Navy Stripe Boys Long Sleeve Sunsuit

    Newborns to six-month-old babies' skin is too sensitive for traditional sunscreen, so if you find yourself poolside with your little one, protect him or her from the sun's harmful rays with UV50+ swimwear and a bucket hat. Snapper Rock's line of UV50+ swimwear for kids ages 0-12 blocks 98% of UV rays.

    Buy the suit shown above from Snapper Rock for $40

  • Sunscreen Towelettes 4 of 9

    No one ever wants to deal with the moment your little one rubs sunscreen in their eyes. One of my favorite products for summer fun with newborns and babies was developed by 2 Pediatrician-moms, MD Moms Babysafe Sunscreen Towelettes are designed for sensitive, young skin. Yes, that goes for under 6 months of age too! These no-mess towelettes are perfect for on-the-go and use only pure physical broad spectrum sunscreen actives (zinc oxide & titanium dioxide), plus they are infused with skin soothers, are water resistant (to 80 minutes), non-irritating to eyes, and clinically rated hypoallergenic. What's not to love?

    Buy the towelettes from MD Moms for $26

  • Play Tent 5 of 9

    Spending a day at the park, pool or beach, an outdoor sun tent with built-in UV protection not only keeps them protected but cool for the day too. 

    Buy a UV treated Tent for Baby from Amazon for $29.99

  • Extra Moisturizer 6 of 9
    3-in-1 HI RES

     To take that sunscreen to the next level, try BabySpa's 3-in-1 Tearless Shampoo, Body Wash & Moisturizer. It's an essential bath time addition made with the finest natural ingredients and contains a natural SPF booster to protect their sensitive skin throughout the day. Just like you, after spending a day in the sun baby needs extra moisturizer too. 

    Buy the moisturizer from BabySpa for $12.37

  • Babiators 7 of 9
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    Sunglasses aren't just for style, mom and dad. Little ones need their sensitive eyes shielded from UVA and UVB rays too. Babiators is a line of aviator-style sunglasses for babies and children that does just that. I absolutely love putting sunglasses on Grayson -- SO cute! 

    Buy a pair of babiators  for $19.99

  • Sun Safety in the Car 8 of 9

    If you're traveling by car for a long road trip or even a short distance, keep baby centered in the back seat, furthest from both side windows. Obviously you can only do this if you have an only child so keep that in mind.  Use a removable mesh window shield to keep direct sunlight from coming through the windows of the car. I've learned when the baby is crying from the back seat, it's usually because the sun is in their eyes. 

    Buy the Britax EZ-Cling Sun Shade for $7.99

  • Pack it Up 9 of 9

    I make sure I always have Grayson's sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen in the diaper bag at all times to remind me during those sunny days. Keep extra lightweight clothing and a muslin blanket during the summer months in your bag too! I love aden + anais classic muslin blanket sets because they are breathable and helps to reduce the risk of overheating. 

    Buy them from aden + anais for $49.95

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