Source: How to Treat Baby Sunburns
There’s nothing sadder than a baby in pain. An infant sunburn can be a very painful experience which is why it’s very important to apply sunscreen prior to being out in the direct sunlight for an extended period of time. I can’t stress this enough! A sunburn means damage has already occurred. According to Hari Cheryl Sachs, M.D., a pediatrician at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
“The best approach is to keep infants under 6 months out of the sun,” Sachs says, “and to particularly avoid exposure to the sun in the hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when ultraviolet (UV) rays are most intense.”
Your baby has no say in their safety, so please, please, please always put sunscreen on your baby who is 6 months or older and keep younger babies out of the sun. Things happen though and sometimes it’s not always possible to beat the sunburn, and you find that you have an infant sunburn situation on your hands. Baby sunburns are nothing to mess around with, so what should you do?