Infants should not be exposed to direct sunlight. For pregnant women and infants who are mobile, the same SunSmart messages apply as for the general public: sun protection is recommended between September and April, especially between 10am and 4pm. Between May and August some sun exposure is vital.
Vitamin D maintains calcium and phosphate homeostasis and optimises bone health and muscle function. Low levels of vitamin D are linked with bone conditions such as rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults.