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Choosing the Best Sunscreen for Your Child

Submitted by on April 20, 2016 – 11:18 AMNo Comment
Choosing the Best Sunscreen for Your Child

With the hot summer months upon us, your kids are gearing up for days at the pool or beach, which means you’re thinking about how to protect them from damaging UVA and UVB rays. Choosing the right product can be a bit daunting, so we’ve put together a list of some of the best sunscreen on the market today.

Special Precautions

Although you’ve been taught that sunscreen is necessary for blocking the sun and preventing sunburn, the truth is that babies under six months of age are better off without it. Instead of infant sunblock, doctors recommend using clothing with SPF rating, shades, and even umbrellas to keep your littlest ones out of the sun. On the hottest days, or when UV ratings are high, consider keeping babies indoors. For babies older than six months, children, and even teens, it is important to use a sunscreen that does not contain what experts refer to as “hormone disruptors” like oxybenzone or vitamin A. What’s more, you should avoid spray-on lotions and powders.

Best Drugstore Buy

If you need some sunscreen and you need it fast, then chances are good you’ll head to your local drug or department store. The good news is that some of the best sunscreen out there is available right there in the aisles. Aveeno Baby Natural Protection Mineral Block Face Stick is the best sunscreen you’ll find on the shelves. It’s less than $10, and it uses pediatrician-recommended ingredients – zinc and titanium dioxide – to block the sun’s rays. Thanks to its small stick form, it fits nicely in a diaper bag and it’s easy to apply to a little one’s face.

Best for Sensitive Skin

MDSolarSciences Mineral Lotion for Face and Body Sunscreen is available at Amazon, and while it is a bit pricey at $34, it was created by dermatologists especially for children (and adults!) with sensitive skin. With ingredients like green tea, pomegranate, cranberry, and vitamin C, it also offers up antioxidant protection against cancer-causing free radicals. It also contains moisturizing humectants that moisturize and soften the skin. It’s the best sunscreen for anyone who might be sensitive to certain ingredients.

Most Convenient

If you want something that fits easily into a diaper bag or purse yet provides all-over coverage, consider Babyganics Mineral-Based Sunscreen. You can easily order these online from Bed Bath & Beyond, and the cool part is that you’ll get a dozen individual-use tubes for about a dollar each. Just tuck a couple into your purse or diaper bag and you’ll always be ready for an impromptu day at the park, beach, or pool.

Best Sunscreen with Water Resistance

If your kiddos are genuine water babies, then you’ll need something that won’t wash off as soon as they set foot in the pool or ocean. Aubrey Organics Natural Sun Sunscreen for Kids is definitely the way to go. It’s unscented, vegan, gluten free, cruelty free, and reef safe, too! The best part? It lasts a full 40 minutes in the water, which means constant reapplication is a thing of the past.

When it comes to finding the best sunscreen for your little ones, make sure that you choose all-natural ingredients that are won’t irritate sensitive skin. What’s more, make sure you consider things like convenience and water resistance so you get the product that works best for your lifestyle.


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