pregnancy & postpartum

newborn care


- dr. patricia

As a mother and doctor I understand better than most the challenges faced by new parents. I'd love to support you!

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Some tips for staying safe in the sun this Summer:

– Avoid Sun exposure during the hours when sun is at it’s most intense, 10am-4pm. If unable to limit exposure then seek shade and try to keep baby’s delicate skin out of direct sunlight.

– Don’t expect a darker skin tone to protect you. Everyone can develop sunburn and become vulnerable to skin cancer.

– Wear tightly woven clothing that covers arms and legs. Clothing specifically designed for sun exposure is best because it provides UV protection. A broad rimmed hat and sun glasses are also recommended to protect the eyes, face, and head.

– Sunscreen is recommended for use in infants and children over 6 months of age. Under 6mo it is best to use other forms of protection such as protective clothing and shade.

– When sunscreen is used a mineral based sunscreen is preferred over a chemically based product because it minimizes absorption into the skin.

– Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater. Apply a minimum of 15mins BEFORE sun exposure and reapply frequently, no more then 2 hours between applications.
LINK for best Sunscreens

(Hat: George Hts, Shorts: Zara Kids)