What if my baby goes swimming?

How can I protect my baby from the sun when they go swimming?

If your baby goes swimming, be sure to select a sun screen that is 4 hours water resistant.


How else can I protect my baby from the sun when swimming?

You should also ensure they are covered up, with a long-sleeved swimming outfit and hat.

Try to avoid swimming with your baby between midday and 3pm, when UV radiation is at its peak.

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What type of sunscreen should I use for my baby?

When selecting a sunscreen for your baby, choose one that is appropriate for sensitive skin, or those particularly designed for babies and toddlers, such as our Banana Boat for Babies range.

This will ensure it is gentle on the baby’s skin, and always look for a high SPF such as 50+ and a product that is broad spectrum, providing protection from UVA and UVB rays.


Can I use sunscreen on my baby younger than 6 months?

Always consult your doctor before using sunscreen on young babies, and check out our guide for more information

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Can I use sunscreen on babies under 6 months?

Parents should consult a doctor before using sunscreen with babies under six months old.

Due to their sensitive skin, they may not be capable of tolerating the ingredients in sunscreen.


How else can I protect my baby from the sun?

Young babies should avoid sun exposure where possible. Ensure they are covered up in appropriate clothing when outdoors, and try to keep them shaded. You can also see our tips on how to protect your baby outside for more information.

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Sun care for babies

How can I protect my baby outside?

Sun care for babies

Keep your baby protected outside by covering them up with sun protective clothing, such as loosefitting, longsleeved outfits, clothing in light colours, widebrimmed hats, and sunscreen if they are older than six months.

Seek shade between 10am-3pm, even when the day is overcast. If shade is unavailable outside, consider a UV-protection cover or sun umbrella for the pram, a cabana, and sun shade for the car windows.

Consult your doctor before applying sunscreen to Babies under 6 months of age. As with any product, you put on your baby’s skin, please ensure you always conduct a text patch before applying.

What sunscreen should I use for my baby?

Take a look at our guide to the best baby sunscreen product to help you decide which sunscreen to use, and be sure to consult a doctor if they are younger than six months before you apply sunscreen.

It’s also important to be aware of the most often missed spots, to ensure you are taking care to give your baby the best protection possible.

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