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It's true what your Dr. says, the best way to protect baby's delicate skin is to shield your newborn from those harsh rays with a sunhat, umbrella, light blanket, etc.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, once baby hits the half year mark, it's generally ok to begin using a gentle sunscreen as long as your pediatrician/dermatologist agrees. Choosing a 'broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher' while reapplying every 2 hours is a good rule of thumb.
So, how do you choose which sunscreen to use? Experts recommend shopping for non-aerosol, mineral-based sunscreens with zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide which are specially formulated for sensitive skin.
Here are 9 Dermatologist recommended options: