Summer Safety Tips (And Cool Products) for Babies

baby sunscreen recommendation

Warm summer days mean lots of baby strolls and baby park playdates. However, keep in mind these summer safety tips for protecting babies and toddlers in the sun. Babies should be protected from direct sun with shade devices for the car, carseat, and stroller, appropriate clothing and sunscreen and consistent hydration.

The FDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend keeping newborns and babies younger than 6 months out of direct sunlight. The best sun protection for these infants is to stay in the shade. Look for natural shade, such as under a tree. Or create your own shade under a beach umbrella, a pop-up tent, or a stroller canopy.”

Check out these summer safety tips and most used summer baby products to keep baby safe from the hot summer sun and offer sun protection for babies.

Reach out to Your Baby Consultant for tips and advice from our staff of registered nurses in Annapolis and Charleston areas. We also offer virtual consultations or will travel to meet you where you are located. 

sun shade for stroller

1. Make some shade, use a sun shade on your stroller and carseat.

baby sunscreen recommendation

2. Block UV Rays from the sun with baby sunscreen

  • For newborns and babies under 6 months, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that parents can apply a minimal amount of baby-safe sunscreen with an SPF of 30-50 to the face, back of the hands and tops of the feet. For babies 6 months or older, you can apply a baby-safe sunscreen with SPF 30–50 to all exposed areas of your little one’s body.
  • has recommendations on Best Baby Sunscreens of 2022.

baby sunglasses by Babiator

3. Sun Blocking Summer Fashion

baby play yard tent

4. Sun safety on the beach or backyard

  • A variety of play tent options provide shade and water splashing fun.
  • Beach tents are perfect for nap time and can fit the whole family.
  • This baby play yard with a dome cover is cool.

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5. Summer safety in the car


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