Re: how do you handle the sun?
Glad you asked this question! I tend to keep my boys covered for the time being since they are still a tad young for sunscreen. I will definately lather them up with the stuff for health's sake as soon as they hit 6 months anyway, but I am also interested to know if it would help prevent his obs at all. My guess would be no, but I hope I am guessing wrong!
I do know that as far as SPF goes, it has more to do with timing than protection. My doc explained that with SPF 15 you can stay outdoors 15x longer than without sunblock without getting damaged. With SPF 30, it's 30x longer. How long you can stay out depends on your style of dress, weather conditions, and your skin pigmentation. So you may not need SPF 50 depending on your activities. At least, that's how it was explained to me! I ALWAYS wear sunscreen! It's just a good habit.
Mom to two HSV-1 survivors!