Sun exposure in babies could mean cancer later | Via @CNN


June 8, 2011 by themommahen


We all know the importance of sunscreen. We also all know how much hatchlings (and therefore us parents) hate putting it on. This article mentions incidental exposure — walking to and from places. riding in the car…So, do you and your kids make it a part of your daily routine when getting dressed or just put it on when going outside?

(Thanks to the husband for flagging this one.)


2 thoughts on “Sun exposure in babies could mean cancer later | Via @CNN

  1. Anonymous says:

    What does the article say about long days at Jordan Lake slathered in baby oil and iodine during adolescence?

  2. Larisa Spillman says:

    And Afro Sheen (yes, to those of you who don’t know about that fad)? Yeah, I’m pretty sure that took some years off our lives. So I did that, and now I’m worried about whether or not I put sunscreen on my kids before we go out the door to go to the grocery store.( For the record, I didn’t do that today and usually don’t. Is that wrong?)

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