SUN CARE BOOK

Tips for moms!
The correct way to use sunscreen for babies
*Excluding newborn babies

A smiling baby

“Is the method of applying sunscreen to babies the same as that of adults?” “Though I must have applied correctly, my baby might have gotten suntanned?” “How much should I apply?” – Have you ever wondered especially because a baby’s skin is so delicate? In fact, there is the perfect way of applying sunscreen to babies. Here, let us share with you the correct use of sunscreen for babies, places that you tend to fail to apply or tips on how to boost its effects all at one go.

How to apply sunscreen on babies

The key to applying sunscreen to protect a baby’s delicate skin against ultraviolet rays is the following six points. Be careful not to forget to apply to the back of the neck or ears!

[Six points in applying sunscreen to a baby]

POINT1:Shake well before using
POINT2:Apply an appropriate amount and spread it lightly using both hands
POINT3:Smooth it toward the edges of the face carefully
POINT4:Apply additional amount when the sun is strong
POINT5:Apply to the arms and legs alternately as you hold onto them
POINT6:Check the hairline, the sides of the nostrils, the back of the neck, ears, and hand or the top of the foot where you tend to fail to apply

How to apply to the face

First, shake the container well.
Apply an appropriate amount of sunscreen on the hand and spread it lightly using both hands.

ANESSA illustration of someone’s applying sunscreen to the face of a baby

Smoothen sunscreen gently toward the edges of the face. Avoid applying to delicate areas around the eyes or mouth. When the sun is strong, spread the product over the hand again and apply an additional layer.

How to apply on the body

ANESSA illustration of someone’s applying sunscreen to the body of a baby

First, apply an appropriate amount to the hand and smooth it lightly using both hands. For the arms, apply from a baby’s shoulder to the back of the hand, and for the legs, from the thigh to the top of the foot, sliding your hands alternately. If you apply as you hold onto the arm or leg, you can spread it evenly.

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

ANESSA illustration of the places of a baby to which you tend to apply sunscreen

On the face, spots you tend to miss are the hairline, the sides of the nostrils, and the back of the ears and neck. For the face line or under the chin, you often apply unevenly, so smooth it carefully.

As for the body, you tend to forget to apply to the back of the hand and the top of the foot. Besides, areas around the elbow and the knees, which are outside of a baby sling, tend to get suntanned easily, so additional attention is required.

Tips on how to keep the effects

Is a single layer of application enough? No, no. To keep the effects of sunscreen longer, applying additional layers is the key.

●When a baby sweats or the sweat is wiped off with a towel, reapplication is recommended.
●We recommend that you reapply sunscreen every two to three hours.

After taking the measures against UV rays perfectly, enjoy an outing with your baby!

・- Wear Long-sleeved shits and hats. Protective clothing such as wide brimmed hats should be worn. For children less than one year old in particular, their skin is immature, so try to avoid going out while the sun is strong.
・- When you remove sunscreen, wash away carefully with soap or facial wash you use daily.