A warning about sunscreen that every parent needs to read

A warning about sunscreen that every parent needs to read

Mother has important warning to parents after using sunscreen on her baby.

Every parent does what they can to protect their child, including from the sun. So what happens when your sunscreen fails to protect them?

That’s why Rebecca Cannon made sure to follow all guidelines on the back of the sunscreen she bought. The spray said it was safe for children over 6 months of age. Instead of applying directly to the face, sunscreen should be sprayed onto hands and then rubbed onto the child’s skin.

Cannon followed these instructions to the letter, and yet her 14-month-old daughter Kyla suffered severe burns to her face.

Photos of Kyla’s burns were shared on Facebook, with Cannon’s warning to other parents.

“Kyla is back home after another hospital trip this morning due to extreme swelling, but she is doing OK and is in good spirits. Please watch and be careful when using aerosol sunscreens! I have done a lot of research since coming home and have found a disturbing amount of cases like ours,” the worried mother wrote.

“I don’t know why it’s not removed from the shelves!! . . . Please be careful — the sunscreen used was Banana Boat SPF 50 broad spectrum kids sunscreen. Have spoken with Banana Boat and at this point, besides a reimbursement for the product, [it’s] not sounding like they are going to do anything.”

Even though Kyla wasn’t directly in the sun, she still suffered burns to her face.

“I just want the word out for parents to be careful as to what they are putting on their children,” Rebecca told PopSugar. “On the back of the bottle it said it was safe for use on all ages unless the child is under 6 months of age.”

Kyla’s burns are finally starting to heal and Cannon says she is “looking better every day.”

Before heading outside with your kids this summer, be sure to do your research on sunscreens that are safe for your child.

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