With the arrival of good weather everyone wants to enjoy outdoor activities, and dads are looking forward to taking their baby to the beach, many for the first time. That is why it is convenient to remember that specialists warn that during the first six months of life the baby should not be exposed to sunlight, and that a walk of a few minutes a day is enough for the child to synthesize vitamin D, so important for the correct absorption of calcium.

Pediatricians and dermatologists advise against the use of sunscreen creams for babies under six months of age and state that, until the child reaches the first birthday, these products should be used with caution.

During the first six months of life, the baby should not be exposed to sunlight, and a walk of a few minutes a day for the child to synthesize vitamin D is enough

And is that the skin of babies is very sensitive because its ability to generate melanin it is scarce and its defenses have not yet developed. Also the components of the products that are used to protect the skin from the sun can harm your delicate skin, and that is why experts recommend that you limit the exposure of the little one to the chemical substances that contain the photoresists and, when the time comes to use them, those specifically designed for the smallest are chosen.

In addition, there is increasing evidence that children who are exposed to the sun during their first years of life can suffer melanoma (the most aggressive type of skin cancer) many years later, because the excess of solar radiation in childhood it can trigger the mutagenic process that causes the development of melanoma.

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