Exposure to sunlight is especially harmful to babies, as their skin lacks sufficient pigment to withstand UV rays. Just five to ten minutes in the sun can result in sunburn, which is not only painful but considerably increases the risk of skin cancer.
Babies should be kept in the shade whenever possible. Whether in direct sunlight or shade, you should always apply a sunscreen designed for babies and containing a high sun protection factor.
Always protect your baby's heading by using a sun hat and try not to be outdoors in the sunshine between 11:00 and 15:00.