pediatrics


Babies in the Sun Need to be Protected

When it comes to going outside, I always preach sunscreen, hats, long sleeves, and all around sun protection. But did you know that there are specific recommendations for sun protection in babies? Like with many things, babies are more fragile. Their immune systems and bodies aren’t fully developed yet. Babies are more susceptible to the sun’s harmful rays than adults. This is because babies don’t have as much melanin in their skin as adults. Melanin is what gives skin its color. People with darker skin colors have more melanin and are more protected from the sun. Even one sunburn in […]


Common Newborn Rashes

I’m going to be writing about a topic that I didn’t know much about before doing the research for this post. I’ve come to learn that babies and children have their own set of problems. Pediatric dermatology is a field that I knew little. That is until I came face to face with many of these conditions in real life. Babies get a lot of different common newborn rashes that are very normal, but can be very worrisome to parents. Especially first time parents that have never seen this before. Have no fear; most rashes in newborns are completely benign. […]