Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than one million skin cancers are diagnosed annually. Protect your child by practicing sun safety. Apply sunscreen regularly and teach your baby to wear sunglasses and a sunhat while outdoors.
Children’s eyes are especially vulnerable to damage from UV rays, but it’s hard to keep those little eyes protected. If you have a young baby or even a toddler who just won’t keep glasses on, try a pair with a strap.
My son wears his Baby Banz in the car and while playing outside. The lenses protect his eyes against UVA and UVB damage, and the frame is made of shatter-resistant polycarbonate. The traditional Baby Banz fit ages 0 – 2, and the Kidz Banz fit ages 2 – 5. Baby Banz are available in a variety of colors to match any outfit. The adjustable neoprene band snugly holds the sunglasses in place without discomfort.
Buy online for $15 at usa.babybanz.com or at Amazon.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Visit www.skincancer.org for protection tips, information about self-examination and dates for the Road to Healthy Skin Tour, where you can get a free skin exam.