Baby’s sensitive skin requires special consideration when exposed to the sun. A baby’s skin is thinner and more fragile and therefore quicker to experience negative effects from exposure to the sun without adequate protection. Any time you anticipate being out of the vehicle, you should preemptively apply sun protection to your baby (it is advisable to apply sun screen 30 minutes before expected exposure). Unlike adults, even five minutes of sun exposure can lead to irritation of the skin and in some cases a sun burn on a baby. A sun burn can affect your baby’s core temperature, temperament, and can lead to having to terminate a trip early. Luckily, there are many choices for protecting your baby from the sun and keeping baby comfortable.
We recommend some of the following methods: