K&J Sunprotective Clothing
Think your baby’s delicate skin is safe under her onesie? Think again! No standard onesie or T-shirt provides adequate protection from the sun during daily play—and certainly not on a day at the beach. Regular cotton has an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of about 5. Most of the sun’s harmful rays go straight through it.
To complicate matters, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends using only a minimal amount of sunscreen on babies younger than six months.
But the danger of sunburn is very real. Just one blistering sunburn in childhood doubles a person’s lifetime risk of melanoma, which is a potentially fatal form of skin cancer.
K&J Sunprotective clothing, invented by Mona Gohara, MD, a dermatologist and a mom of four- and two-year-old sons, is chemical free. These shirts have a UPF of 50, and because they’re made of very tightly woven fabric, they block 99 percent of the sun’s harmful rays.
K&J T-shirts are printed with fun graphics and cute sayings such as “I scream for ice cream.” They’re available in sizes zero to three months to 6T, and they cost $22 each. You can buy them at KJSunprotectiveClothing.com.