Contributions

Sunbaths for Babies and the Best Time to Give It.

It is common to see a baby having a sunbath in the morning. This activity provides warmth and the morning sunbathing thins sputum, reduces jaundice due to high bilirubin, and activates the formation of vitamin D inside the body. Vitamin D may prevent bone disorders by helping the absorption of calcium.

ADVERTISEMENT

Despite the many benefits, sunbathing a baby should be carefully done. Excessive sun exposure to your little one may increase the risk of skin cancer later. This is the reason why protection from sunlight is vital for your little one. The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a guideline that babies of 0 to 6 months should not be exposed to sunlight directly.

ADVERTISEMENT

Indonesian Pediatric Society (IDAI) recommends that babies should be sunbathed in clothes. About 30 minutes before sunbathing, rub the babies’ skin with sunblock of SPF 15 in minimum. Avoid sunlight exposure between 10 am to 4 pm due to its highest radiation of UVB rays. A child with a family history of skin cancer, fair-skinned, or freckles/brown spots on the face should be more careful.

ADVERTISEMENT

So, when is the proper time to sunbathe your little one? Child health experts said that the best time is between 6 to 7.30 am, where the sunlight is not yet intense and stingy. It does not take too long to sunbathe your little one; 10 to 30 minutes is the maximum. Avoid dust exposure while sunbathing. If the situation and condition are not feasible, do not force sunbathing your little one.

ADVERTISEMENT

Make sure your little one’s eyes are not exposed to direct sunlight while sunbathing. You can cover their eyes with a delicate cloth or position the baby’s head in the opposite direction from the sun. Once finished, give breastmilk immediately to prevent dehydration. Then wait for a while before you bathe your little one using warm water. This is the right way to sunbathe your baby.

ADVERTISEMENT

Happy parenting!.

Disclaimer: The views, opinions and positions (including content in any form) expressed within this post are those of the author alone. The accuracy, completeness and validity of any statements made within this article are not guaranteed. We accept no liability for any errors, omissions or representations. The responsibility for intellectual property rights of this content rests with the author and any liability with regards to infringement of intellectual property rights remains with him/her.

This post was last modified on November 25, 2021 5:44 pm

Recent Posts

List of Improv Games for Kids

Improv is a common way to break the ice before any new sessions, workshops, or group…

January 25, 2022

Pool Party for Kids – Themes and Ideas

Nothing can be more fun on a hot summer day than hitting the pool and…

January 25, 2022

What Is Special Education Inclusion and What Are Its Benefits?

Special education inclusion is a societal ideology that encourages students with disabilities to learn alongside…

January 25, 2022

West Nile Virus in Children – Causes, Risks, and Prevention

Kids love to play outdoor games, and they don’t care about anything while playing; hence…

January 25, 2022

30 Delightful Anniversary Letters for Husband and Wife

A romantic dinner, a present or two, and some much-needed alone time together are how…

January 25, 2022

Simple Baby Shower Finger Food Ideas

Pregnancy comes with joy and pain, morning sickness, and depression, but nothing can be more uplifting than…

January 25, 2022