Are sunscreens / sun creams suitable for babies?
It is recommended that parents should keep children under six months out of direct sunlight altogether. This is because a baby's skin is very sensitive to sunlight. For children over the age of six months, sunscreens play an important role in a sunsafe regime in helping to protect skin from the sun's harmful rays that can burn and also cause premature ageing and skin cancer.
For sunscreen, as with all cosmetics, making sure that products we use are safe is the number one priority of the cosmetic industry. Strict cosmetic regulations require a specific safety assessment for all products, including sunscreens intended to be used on children under three years old.