SunAWARE Babyproofing FINAL April 2023

Use our new friend, Spot, to help children check their skin for new or unusual spot or lesions. This tool will help young people become aware of their skin and aware of melanoma.

Tips for Outdoor Babyproofing

Be Safe, Be Sun AWARE! •  A void direct and reflected sun- light especially between 10 am and 4 pm. •  W rap baby’s eyes with sunglasses, cover all skin with appropriate

clothing, including a wide- brimmed hat, long sleeves, and pants or leggings. •  A s a last resort, and after

testing on a small patch of skin, apply broad-spectrum SPF30+ sunscreen to areas that cannot be otherwise protected, selecting products that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. •  R emember that UV peaks in June and can be surprisingly high on cool spring days. Always check the UV to plan your baby’s day. •  E ducate everyone who cares for your infant that they can develop sunburns more easily than older babies and suffer from severe consequences including dehydration, fever, and skin infections.

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