Best Baby Sun Protection Tips & Resources for Babies, Toddlers & Children

The beautiful and delicate skin of children needs protection from the sun’s harmful rays

Babies and children have delicate skin, and because of this they are at particular risk of sunburn and skin damage. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays is the main cause and the more sun exposure during childhood, the greater the risk of skin cancer later in life. However, we need to maintain a healthy balance between getting enough sun for healthy Vitamin D levels and sun protection, as the sun’s rays help our bodies to produce the Vitamin D needed for strong bones and teeth, amongst other things. A combination of sun protection methods and encouraging your child to be SunSmart helps to maintain a healthy balance of sun exposure.

The links here provide information on how best to protect your child’s skin, whilst getting sufficient sun for healthy vitamin D levels.

Cancer Council

Sun Smart

Raising Children’s Network