Save Your Kids From Summertime Dangers

Relaxing in the backyard, enjoying the pool and exploring the great outdoors. See what potential dangers lurk around some of our favorite summertime activities, and learn how to prevent a trip to the emergency room. Watch the latest video at video...See what potential dangers lurk around some of our favorite summertime activities, and learn how to prevent a trip to the emergency room.

Your Teenager's (Probably) Been Out in the Sun Too Long, Study Shows

Survey shows British teens are ignorant about sun safety. Credit: Corbis
"That kid has been out in the sun too long."
You probably thought that about your teenage son or daughter before, but now there is science to back you up. R...
Survey shows British teens are ignorant about sun safety.

New Rules to Cut Confusion on Sunscreen Claims

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Devon Garrison plays in the pool at the clubhouse of his sub-division in Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Garrison wears sunscreen with an SPF factor of 100. Credit: AP WASHIN...
Under new rules published Tuesday, sunscreen will also have to protect against the more penetrating ultraviolet A rays associated with skin cancer.

Dora and SpongeBob Sunbow Sunscreen

Dora sunscreen? Fabuloso! Credit:
We don't know about you, but getting our kids to stand still for sunscreen can put a real damper on fun in the sun.
But bring Dora or SpongeBob into the process and things suddenly get...
The Nickoldeon characters make sunscreen application a breeze.

Infants Particularly Vulnerable to the Sun

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Sure, they're having a ball, but did they remember the sunscreen? Credit: Getty Images As summer approaches, remember that infants' skin is particularly vulnerable to skin cance...
Pediatricians urge special protection for infants' skin.

Limit Sun Exposure in Children, Keep Teens Out of Tanning Booths, Report Advises

Lifelong sun protection should begin at an early age. Credit: Getty Yes, you're always sure everyone in the family is slathered in sunscreen when you go to the beach or the pool, but sorry, Mom. That may not be enough to protect your ki...Rates of skin cancer continue to rise, even in younger people.

Sun-Sensitive Wristband Helps Shun Sunburns

Sure makes sense to us. Credit: UVSunSense
Is it a battle every time you need to reapply your kid's sunscreen while you're at the pool, park or beach? UVSunSense wristbands can bring peace to your play day. Simply wrap one around your kid's ...

Baby Gear for the Beach

Pack smart to make a day at the beach with your baby a breeze. Credit: Getty
For many moms and dads, bringing your baby to the beach is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a day with the family. Kids love the water, and parents do, to...

Skipping Sunscreen - How Bad?

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For some families, this delicious weather also brings a delightful daily battle: Child vs. Sunscreen-Applier! There is nothing like a long, drawn out war-by-the-door over su...

Makeup basics for busy moms

If your mornings are anything like mine, you're lucky to get a cup of coffee, never mind a shower. And most of the time, that coffee is cold. Put on makeup? Hoo that's funny. But a little makeup can make you look awake and polished and ready to face...

The new sunscreen dilemma

On our way to the beach last weekend, I hopped out at local Walgreen's for sunscreen. Twenty minutes later I returned, to my irritated and impatient family. "I'm sorry," I said, "But it's really hard to buy sunscreen these days." While I really appr...

Sun safety 101

Though it was only 48 degrees where I live yesterday, I've heard a rumor that it's finally heating up in other parts of the country. With a three day weekend on the way, that's good news! It's also a good time for a refresher course on sun safety, be...

Is that sunscreen really doing the job?

Our neighborhood pool will open this weekend and we are all ready with new swim suits, floats and sunscreen. I am proud to say that Ellie and I went to the pool almost every day last summer and not once did either of us get sunburned. But this articl...

Legislator wants to ban tanning for teens under 16

I spent a good amount of time in my teenage years laying poolside, working on getting the best tan. Sure, I had heard all about wearing sunscreen and such, but I didn't care. I wanted to look good and, in my mind, tanned skin looked good. Now that I...

Sun cream that heals sunburn

Like many Blogging Baby readers, sunblock is a staple in my diaper bag, purse and the glove compartment of my car. I have a red head, a tow head and we live at 6,600 feet. We use the cream every day, all year long. Without sunscreen we would likely h...


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