A couple of years ago I discovered a white spot on my lower lip. It turned out to be squamous cell carcinoma, a skin cancer, and I had to have a Mohs surgery to remove it—and thank God it’s all gone. After that incident I’ve become a proponent of SPF 50 sunscreen and regular checkups with a dermatologist. In fact, I met with mine the other day and asked what Natalie and I should do about baby Jack since we’d heard that babies under six months shouldn’t wear sunscreen.
He said that it is true, but that we should be keeping him out of the direct sunlight, period. He also said that he cringes when he sees parents pushing a baby stroller covered by a blanket or an umbrella with the baby’s two little feet exposed to the sun. And he said that if you can’t keep your baby out of direct sunlight, you should absolutely put sunscreen on them.
Obviously, it’s best to check with your doctor/dermatologist. But this is what my doctor recommends and I wanted to pass it on.
Tried this tip? Let me know in the comments!
Have your own tip? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Want to see more tips? Click here for all 867!
Want even more travel tips? Subscribe to the Daily Travel Tip newsletter! All you have to do is sign up for the weekly newsletter by filling in your email address and checking the Daily Travel Tip box in the top-right corner of the homepage.
If you already subscribe to the newsletter, fill in your email and check the Daily Travel Tip box in the same top-right corner of the homepage and you’ll receive an email with a link to update your JohnnyJet.com preferences. On that page, just click the Daily Travel Tip box and Update Profile and you’ll have Johnny’s best tips, straight to your inbox each day. And don’t worry—it’s easier than it sounds!