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Sunscreen for Newborns

When planning Maddie’s recent
birthday party at the zoo, I had one big worry: what to do with
baby Cora. She’s still in the “potted palm”
stage, meaning that all you have to do is carry her around and
water her periodically – she’s not a huge attention
drain. But my concern was being outdoors for such a long period of
time, and how I’d deal with her sun exposure. I did a recent
on sunscreen and bug repellent for toddlers, but as
many of us know, sunscreen is not recommended for babies under six
months due to the fragility of their newborn skin. I guess too many
chemicals seep directly into the bloodstream, or something. So I
was left worrying about how I’d keep her from burning for
several hours.

At first, I thought I’d be wearing
her in my href="http://www.kangarookorner.com/k_shop_pouches_custom.shtml">sling,
which I love and she seems to enjoy as well. Top her off with a hat
and she’d be pretty sun-free. But the sling seemed a bit warm
and smothering for a hot day, and only allowed me to nurse on one
side. So I settled for wearing Cora in the href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?link_code=ur2&tag=1mother2anoth-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&location=%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB0009JOSNC%2Fsr%3D8-2%2Fqid%3D1156558205%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_2%3Fie%3DUTF8">
instead – cooler, and easier to nurse on either
side. Now I just needed to find a way to protect her little
dangling arms and legs.

Enter Mobile
once more to the rescue! I’ve got their Kangaroo
Kuddler – for keeping baby warm in the Bjorn – and
their href="http://mobilemoms123.stores.yahoo.net/toastodblan1.html">Toastie
Toddler blanket
for winter stroller excursions. Fortunately
for me, the moms there recently invented a href="http://www.mobilemoms.com/sunkankud.html">Sunproof Kangaroo
. I promptly ordered it, took it for a test drive,
and am here to report on its worth.

The Sunproof Kuddler is meant to be wrapped around a front carrier
or infant car seat. It’s got an SPF of 50, with some sort of
high-tech solarweave for its fabric. My biggest concern was that it
would be too warm, trapping in the heat and gently roasting my
baby. I’m not sure what this NASA-worthy material actually
is, but I can tell you it’s incredibly lightweight, very
breathable, and works perfectly. It wrapped loosely but securely
around Cora’s arms and legs, and has slits in the body of it
for inserting your hands and adjusting baby if needed. The thing
even has a hoodie built in for covering baby’s head, which
doubles admirably as a nursing cover. I’ve had several people
comment on it (which happens any time I use a Mobile Moms product)
and know I can use this when taking the girls to the park on a hot

So if simply have to be outside in the sun and you’re trying
to figure out what to do for your under-six-month-old, consider
this thingie. Definitely worth the investment.


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