Is it alright to use sunscreen on my baby?
It is not safe to use sunscreen on a baby under six (6) months of age. Sun avoidance is recommended in this age group.
Sunscreen is recommended for all children ages six (6) months and older, who will be exposed to direct sunlight for more than several minutes. It is important that sunscreen is reapplied at least every two (2) hours.
What kind of insect repellent is safe for my child?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends not using insect repellent on children under two (2) months of age. For children over two (2) months, a repellent with no more than ten percent (10%) to thirty percent (30%) DEET is recommended. The AAP also suggests avoiding a combination of sunscreens and insect repellents. This is because sunscreen should be reapplied every two (2) hours while repellent does not require such frequent application.