A. Babies under one year of age should be kept out of the direct sun. Keep them in the shade or in a covered stroller. They should be shielded with loose-fitting clothes and a hat. For children older than a year, remember to apply sunscreen frequently with a minimum SPF 15 or greater, at least 15 to 30 minutes prior to going outside. I also recommend using lip protection as well as hats and sunglasses. Everyone should try and avoid the sun in its peak hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Published in Winter 2007