Sunscreen Smarts for Babies and Parents




sunscreen for babiesBuy “full-spectrum” sunscreen for babies.

The FDA recently created new guidelines for sunscreen labeling, and as of December 2012, sunscreen makers are required to label products as “full-spectrum sunscreen” only if they can protect against ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) and ultraviolet A radiation (UVA)—and this is exactly the coverage you want for yourself and your baby. Sunscreen that is labeled full-spectrum (aka “broad spectrum”) and has an SPF of 15 or higher can prevent sunburn and reduce the risk of skin cancer.