Tonight at 10: Local mom believes sunscreen burned baby

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ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Experts recommend using sunscreen on babies, to protect them from the sun’s harmful rays. One area mother though, believes the sunscreen she thought would keep her daughter safe, burned the baby instead.

Thursday at 10:00 p.m., WHNT News 19 brings you a Taking Action investigation.

You’ll hear what Amber Reece thinks happened to her 11-month-old daughter, Sydney. “She got burned by something that was supposed to be safe for babies,” Reece told WHNT News 19.

We’ll also talk with a doctor. Does she think it was a reaction to the sunscreen? Or perhaps something else?

You’ll hear from the maker of the sunscreen in question, what the company said about its safety and what we found regarding product recalls.

We’ll also offer tips for parents, to keep something like what Sydney Reece experienced, from happening to your own child.

Watch WHNT News 19’s special report “The Burn” on Thursday, July 3rd at 10:00 p.m.

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