Health Tip: Don't Use Sunscreen on Newborns
Infants aged 6 months and younger should avoid the sun
(HealthDay News) -- Applying sunscreen on infants aged 6 months and younger isn't a good idea, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
Chemicals used in sunscreen can harm newborns, who should avoid the sun altogether. Young babies can't regulate body temperature properly, making them especially prone to overheating and dehydration, the agency says.
The FDA recommends:
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