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SUNSCREEN

Babies Under 6 Months

Dress infants in lightweight long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and brimmed hats.

 

When adequate clothing and shade are not available, apply a minimal amount of sunscreen.

 

Use at least 15 SPF to small areas (the face and the back of the hands).

 

If an infant gets sunburn, apply cold compresses to the affected area.

Older Children

Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside, and use even on cloudy days.

 

Reapply sunscreen every two to four hours, or after swimming or sweating.

 

Be sure to apply enough sunscreen - about one ounce per sitting for a young adult.

 

Use “Broad Spectrum” products to protect against UVA and UVB rays.

 

The SPF number refers to the UVB protection.

 

Wear a hat with a three-inch brim or a bill facing forward, sunglasses that block

99-100% of ultraviolet rays, and cotton clothing with a tight weave.

 

Stay in the shade and limit sun exposure during the peak intensity hours - between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 

Use extra caution near water and sand as they reflect UV rays and may result in sunburn more quickly.

 

Avoid products that combine sunscreen and insect repellent. The sunscreen wears out well before the insect repellent does.

Text Box: METROPOLITAN PEDIATRIC GROUP 
704 PALISADE AVE, TEANECK, NJ 07666 201-836-4301
570 PIERMONT RD, CLOSTER, NJ 07624 201-768-8811

Metropolitan Pediatric Group, Pediatricians, Teaneck & Closter, NJ, Bergen Co 

704 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-4301

570 Piermont Road, Closter, NJ 07624 201-768-8811