Reminders Regarding Sun Exposure
While sunlight exposure is a great way to have more vitamin D, remember that babies should not have direct sun exposure especially during 10am – 4pm ( greatest intensity of UV rays).
Out in the sun, your baby must wear sunglasses and use a doctor-recommended sunscreen lotion or cream to protect their skin. Also, refrain from bringing them out at noon when the sun is too bright. Reports say UV exposure may be less damaging to the skin.
Rickets in babies is a preventable disease, especially in the absence of underlying health issues.
The signs and symptoms include being fussy due to bone pain, late walking and crawling, poor growth, a soft skull, and abnormally shaped legs. In many cases, replacing the vitamin D, calcium, or phosphorus helps eliminate most signs and symptoms.
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