Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for protecting babies from harmful UV rays

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Babies are much more prone to sunburn than older kids and adults.

While sunburns are thought to be short-term concerns, there are also long-term risks to sun exposure, including for infants.

For infants, it’s best to avoid peak sun hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If that’s not possible, cover the baby with shade or long-sleeved clothing and a hat. For all babies, Dr. Tollefson says consider using sunscreen on areas of exposed skin.

Look for ingredients titanium dioxide or zinc oxide when choosing a safe sunscreen for baby.
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