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Dressing Your Baby for Summer

Babies Summer Sun Safety

Dressing Your Baby for Summer

Ahh... summer! The season where we can shed layers and layers of clothing and leave our house without piling on coats and ski pants and wait, where did the mitts go? But when you have a young baby, there are still some things to consider when heading outside for a fun summer day: Inside Depending on how cool you keep your house in the summer, there might not be a need to alter what your baby usually wears. But if you don't have central air and your house gets fairly warm during the summer, it's important to adjust accordingly. Dress...

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FAQ - The Sunscreen Edition

FAQ Summer Sun Safety

FAQ - The Sunscreen Edition

There is so much information out there about sunscreen, which kind to use, which not to use, when it's safe to start using them and when it's not safe. A lot of it is conflicting too! So to clear the topic up as we head into the summer season, we'd answer the most frequently asked questions here: Q: When can I start using sunscreen on my baby?A: In the past, doctors have recommended not using sunscreen on babies under 6 months of age, instead suggesting keeping them protected from the sun by using light layers of clothing and sunhats. The...

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Does my child really need sunglasses?

Babies Health Parenting Sun Safety

Does my child really need sunglasses?

I know, sunglasses on kids and babies are very cute, but if you think it’s purely a fashion statement, think again. Here are some reasons why it is very important to protect your child’s eyes with sunglasses: -          Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight has been associated with multiple age-related eye problems, including cataracts and macular degeneration. The more exposure you've had to the sun's harmful UV rays during your lifetime, the more at risk you are for these sight-threatening conditions, making it all the more important to start protecting eyes early. -          Because children tend to spend more time outdoors...

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