Need to talk? Call 1800 882 436.
It's a free call with a maternal child health nurse. *call charges may apply from your mobile

Is it an emergency? Dial 000
If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately.

beginning of content

Search results for: "Sunscreens"

Need more information?

Staying safe in the Australian sun

Protecting your baby's skin from an early age will help reduce their risk of skin damage later in life. Learn more about staying safe in the Australian sun.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Babies in hot weather

Hot weather can be dangerous for babies because they are easily affected by the heat. Learn how to keep them cool and safe.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Sun protection for babies and kids

Babies and young children can easily get sunburnt, even on cooler or overcast days. A few simple steps can help you protect both yourself and your baby.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Changes to your skin during pregnancy

As your pregnancy develops, you may find that you experience changes to your skin and hair.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Everything you ever wanted to know about sunscreens (but were afraid to ask) | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Tips on what to consider when choosing or applying a sunscreen

Read more on TGA – Therapeutic Goods Administration website

Sun safety | Cancer Council

How do you prevent skin cancer? Get information on how much sun you need and how to protect yourself, including sunscreen, vitamin D and skin types

Read more on Cancer Council Australia website

Sun protection at home

Read more on Starting Blocks website

10 myths about sun protection | Cancer Council

Here are 10 myths about sun protection debunked by the Cancer Council. Find out which are false and which are true here

Read more on Cancer Council Australia website

Linea Nigra

Linea nigra is a condition in which pregnant women experience a darkening (hyperpigmentation) in the midline of the abdomen. The linea nigra will generally fade following the delivery of your baby.

Read more on Parenthub website

Sunburn in children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Sunburn happens when your child’s skin gets too much sun at once. You can prevent sunburn with some simple sun safety precautions. Read more.

Read more on raisingchildren.net.au website

Call us and speak to a Maternal Child Health Nurse for personal advice and guidance.

Need further advice or guidance from our maternal child health nurses?

This information is for your general information and use only and is not intended to be used as medical advice and should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes.

The information is not a substitute for independent professional advice and should not be used as an alternative to professional health care. If you have a particular medical problem, please consult a healthcare professional.

Except as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, this publication or any part of it may not be reproduced, altered, adapted, stored and/or distributed in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Healthdirect Australia.