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What to do if your child gets a sunburn

Updated on May 2, 2015

Last month we went on our first family vacation to Sunny South Florida.I of course did not anticipate that sunny Florida would indeed be too sunny for my fair skinned baby. Call me naive or call it a first-time parents mistake but of course being that it was the first time we were there my 7 month old ended up getting a sunburn on his face. It got pretty red and eventually the nose blistered up. Needless to say we felt horrible but I have a few solutions that could help you out if this ever happened to you. Make sure that you stock up on these things BEFORE you head out on your trip to s sunny destination.

1- Use Aloe Vera AS SOON as the redness appears. This will help cool the skin and hopefully prevent any blistering. These are two of my favorites Bobo Botanicals or Banana Boat

2- Another way to help prevent blistering is to put cold compresses with a towel or use cold compress mask

3- If blistering does occur continue using the aloe vera and also a cream such as aquaphor or A &D. you can also use cortisone as long as the affected area is not near your child's face or eyes. Also if you are still nursing your child you can use a little breast milk to help with the sunburn. It may get a little messy but it has medicinal properties.

4- One the bluster starts crusting up do not put anything else on it. Leave it dry. This actually accelerates healing and the scab will start falling off by itself.

5- Finally to prevent sunburn in the first place make sure you lather up your kids with sunscreen every hour. From this experience I learned to use this sun screen sticks. They are from Banana Boat and can make putting lotion on the face super easy and not messy.Coppertone Kids is my favorite lotion to use. However Coppertone Kids has an amazing line of products out there. Check them out.

6- Also to cover up my son while he was swimming I bought this awesome pool floating device from This floating device comes with a canopy that provides extra protection from the sun, It is the Swimways Baby Spring Float Activity Center with Canopy. There is a link to this product at the bottom of this page.

7- Finally, make sure that your baby is using bathing suits and rash guard shirts, they provide some extra protection from the sun. Bathing suits and rash guards.

Hopefully if you learn from my experience and follow these tips your children won't get sunburn and you can enjoy your vacation! If your child does get sunburn you will be happy you have all of these supplies on hand.


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