How to be safe in the sun – our top tips
✹ Avoid exposing babies to direct sunlight for the first 12 months. In the first months of life, a child’s skin does not yet tan and can easily be damaged by exposure to UV radiation.
✹ Apply a generous amount of sun screen to all exposed skin areas to protect them against sunburn and frequently reapply whenever spending extended periods of time outside in the sun.
✹ Avoid the strong midday sun (around 11am – 3pm) in spring and summer.
✹ Dress babies in sun protective clothing from top to bottom – hat, shirt and pants. We recommend light clothes and a sun hat with neck protection or a wide brim.
✹ Use sunglasses with UV protection, especially when on the water and in the mountains.