Skin Condition Rx

Sun Protection

Mother gives sun protection to babyMost parents know that sun protection is critical for their children and that daily use of sunscreen is the best way to protect their delicate skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Did you know that even one blistering sunburn before the age of 18 can more than double your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life? Here are some important facts regarding sun protection and sunscreen for toddlers and babies so you can effectively protect your little ones.

Sun Damage Facts

  • UVA and UVB rays are both ultraviolet radiation, which has been linked to skin cancer development. UVA rays are longer, penetrate deeper and are responsible for skin aging. UVB rays are shorter, cause sunburn and further skin damage.
  • Approximately 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers and about 65% of melanoma skin cancers are linked with ultraviolet radiation.
  • Melanoma risk can be reduced by up to 50% just by applying a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher.
  • Sunscreens offer different ingredients that provide UVA or UVB protection, or both. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are physical blockers that provide for both broad UVA and UVB protection. Sunscreens that offer both UVA and UVB protection may be labeled as “broad spectrum.” Baby Pibu™ Baby Sunscreen offers broad-spectrum coverage, and is PABA-free and chemical-free.
  • SPF measures the ability of a sunscreen to protect from UVB rays. An SPF of 15 means that sunscreen protects you from burning 15 times longer. For example, if you burn in 10 minutes, that sunscreen prevents you from burning or reddening for 2.5 hours.

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  • 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.


SPOT Sunburn

  • 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.


SOOTHE Sunburn

  • 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.

Sunscreen Concerns

  • 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.

Baby Sunscreen

OverviewDoctor InstructionsIngredients

Pibu™ Category Protect
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

Baby Sunscreen SPF 30+- PABA free, Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB Sun Protection Doctor’s Instructions: Apply liberally fifteen minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every two hours and immediately after swimming or towel drying. Pair with a long brimmed hat and eye protection. Warnings: Intended for children over six months. For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. Avoid contact with eyes. Questions:Call 1-800-948-3631 or
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