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How to apply sunscreen to babies right

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“Is the way of applying sunscreen to babies the same as for adults?” “Though I applied it to my baby nice and solid, he/she may have gotten suntanned.” “How much should I apply?” Haven’t you wondered about these because their skin is sensitive? As a matter of fact, there is the optimal way of applying sunscreen to babies. We offer tips on how you should apply sunscreen to babies, places to which you tend to fail to apply and how to boost its effect here.

1-minute video that tells you how to apply sunscreen to a baby

How to apply to the face

First of all, shake the bottle well.
Apply an appropriate amount on palm and spread it using both hands.

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Smooth it from the center of the face outward gently. Try to avoid applying to sensitive areas around the eyes or mouth. When the sun is strong, reapply the product on palm and spread it using both hands again.

How to apply to the body

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First, apply an appropriate amount on palm and spread it using both hands lightly. Slide it from the shoulder to the back of the hand and from the thigh to the top of the foot of a baby, sliding both hands alternately. If you apply as you hold the arm or leg, you will be able to apply sunscreen evenly.

Don’t forget to apply here! You tend to fail to apply to these parts!

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Places to which you tend to fail to apply sunscreen around the face include a hairline, parts next to the nostrils, the ears, and the back of the neck. Moreover, it tends to be applied unevenly to areas around the face line or below the chin, so apply sunscreen to these areas carefully.

For the body, places to which you tend to fail to apply sunscreen include the top of the hand or foot. Moreover, areas around the elbows or knees that stick out of a baby carrier tend to get suntanned easily in particular, so attention is needed.

Advice on how to make the effect last

Is applying sunscreen once good enough? No way. In order to make its effect last, reapplying holds the key.

- When your baby sweats or you wipe his/her sweat away with a towel, reapply sunscreen as needed.
- It is recommended that you reapply sunscreen every two to three hours.

After taking measures against UV rays thoroughly, enjoy going out with your baby!

- For children under one year old in particular, their skin is immature so try your best to avoid going out while the sunshine is strong.
- When removing sunscreen, use soap or facial wash that you usually use and wash it away carefully.

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