- Avoid peak hours. Try to avoid taking your baby outside during peak sun times (10 am until 4 pm). If you are outside during these times, seek shade for your baby.
- Apply baby sunscreen. Sunscreens can be applied to babies six months or older. Before heading out the door SLATHER your baby (or toddler!) from head to toe. Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before heading to the pool or beach. Remember to reapply sunscreen every 1 ½ to two hours and especially after getting wet. No sunscreen is truly waterproof so repeat application after any wetness from swimming or sweating. Baby Pibu’s Baby Sunscreen SPF 30+ is easy to apply and less greasy so it absorbs quickly.
- Cover up. Dress your little one in protective UV clothing and a floppy hat when you’re planning to be outdoors for an extended period of time.
- Sunburns often have delayed reactions to the sun’s rays that begin to appear 6-8 hours after exposure and can last for 1-2 days.
- Sunburns usually begin with redness but significant burns can involve swelling and blisters.
- If your baby begins to show signs of redness after sun exposure, you can apply a safe, low-dose hydrocortisone cream like Baby Pibu’s Rash Relief two times per day for up to two days to help soothe the skin. Do not use hydrocortisone cream for extended periods of time.
- You can also use a cool compress to provide additional relief.
- Over-the-counter baby ibuprofen (an anti-inflammatory) can also help to slow down the sunburn reaction. Check with your pediatrician before administering ibuprofen or any other medicine.
When to Call the Doctor
If you notice significant swelling, with or without blisters, consult with your pediatrician or dermatologist.
- Oxybenzone. There have been questions raised regarding oxybenzone, which has been FDA approved since 1978. Today there is no significant data supporting the claim that oxybenzone causes health concerns or hormonal problems, and it is safe to use on infants over six months old.
- Retinyl palmitate. Retinyl palmitate was another ingredient that received negative attention. It is an ingredient added into products not for UV protection but for anti-aging and antioxidant protection. Again, there is no data to support that it causes skin cancer.
- Nanoparticle technology. Another term that you may have heard related to sunscreen is nanoparticle technology. There is some recent concern regarding nanoparticle technology, and whether or not these nanoparticles – particles in the size of 15-100 nm – can pass through healthy human skin. Right now, the consensus is no, but this is still being debated by scientists. There is valid concern if these nanoparticles are inhaled. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide can be in the form of nanoparticles, and that’s where the debate of nanoparticles in sunscreen arises. Baby Pibu™ does not use nanoparticle technology; rather Baby Pibu™ sunscreen contains micronized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Micronized particles are much larger than nanoparticles and cannot be absorbed through the skin.
|strong>Uses||High-level, daily skin protection from sun’s harmful rays|
|Smells Like||Fresh, no scent|
|Feels Like||Non-greasy, protection, and rapid absorbing|
|Derm-momRX||Naturally-derived, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, PABA-free, UVA & UVB broad-spectrum protection, chemical-free, safe and gentle for everyday use for babies over 6 months, recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation|
- *Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe vera) Juice
- *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
- *Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green tea) Extract
- *Carota Sativa (Carrot) Extract
- *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil)
- *Eucalyptus Globulus Oil
- *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
- Octyl Palminate
- *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
- Sodium Benzoate
- *Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
- Xanthum Gum
- Titanium Dioxide (6%)
- Zinc Oxide (6%) *naturally-derived ingredient