A couple of years ago I discovered a white spot on my lower lip. It turned out to be squamous cell carcinoma, a skin cancer, and I had to have a Mohs surgery to remove it—and thank God it’s all gone. After that incident I’ve become a proponent of SPF 50 sunscreen and regular checkups with a dermatologist. In fact, I met with mine the other day and asked what Natalie and I should do about baby Jack since we’d heard that babies under six months shouldn’t wear sunscreen.
He said that it is true, but that we should be keeping him out of the direct sunlight, period. He also said that he cringes when he sees parents pushing a baby stroller covered by a blanket or an umbrella with the baby’s two little feet exposed to the sun. And he said that if you can’t keep your baby out of direct sunlight, you should absolutely put sunscreen on them.
Obviously, it’s best to check with your doctor/dermatologist. But this is what my doctor recommends and I wanted to pass it on.
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