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Old 03-20-2012, 08:42 PM   #11
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Hats for sure, but check out the environmental working group (ewg) skin deep website for info on safe sunscreens.

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Old 03-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #12
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Hats for sure, but check out the environmental working group (ewg) skin deep website for info on safe sunscreens.
Thanks for the info. here is a link...
http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2011suns...rt-sunscreens/
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:44 PM   #13
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We use California Baby sunscreen. I buy it at Target. And a big hat.
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Loose fitting, light clothing is much cooler, but doesn't provide much sun protection. But, if you don't want to be slathering the sunblock directly on her skin, you can buy UV protective clothing other than rash guards. They can be pretty expensive, though.

The other thing to try to look for is a UV protective laundry additive. It's a powder that you add to the laundry to boost the UV protection to about 30 SPF. It lasts through 3 -4 washes, too. It's not as expensive as sunscreen, and could be added to just about any laundry. The only place I've seen it for purchase is at a local Hancocks fabric store, but you can probably find it online.
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My DS is super pale but so far, after 2 beach trips and many days at the pool, he hasn't burned except for getting a tiny bit of pink on his ears and cheeks. I just cover him in sunscreen before we go out and try to make him wear a hat. I got a rash guard for him this year though to make it easier at the beach.
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How often should re-apply sunscreen? We were out today and she got a tiny-tiny pink.
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I don't think anyone has mentioned this yet, but diet can really effect how much the sun burns you. I have very fair skin and used to burn very easily, but last year I switched to a diet much higher in healthy fat, and I was surprised to find that I could be in the summer sun for a couple of hours and not burn at all! If your daughter is still nursing she might be just fine with moderate sun exposure despite her fair skin; it's actually the best source of vitamin D, which helps to keep her immune system strong. Even if she's not nursing, if she's on solids eating grass-fed butter, whole milk products, and egg yolk are nutritious, high-fat foods that may help her to tolerate the sun's rays better.
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Redhead here with a strawberry blonde DD! We live in the high desert plains and hats and sunscreen are a way of life around here. We use the Jason brand family sport sunscreen and Elemental Herbs sunstick for little faces.

One thing that really helps is, get your kiddo used to wearing a hat as early as possible. We have always put them on DD practically since birth so she knows the drill - if she wants to go outside, she MUST have a hat on. She has a "hat basket" by the door and she can pick whichever one she wants, but we don't leave the house til it's on her head. This makes for some interesting outfits but it's better than dealing with the ouch of sunburn.
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