You buy baby sunscreen because you want your baby to be safe and protected, however if you choose the wrong...
You buy baby sunscreen because you want your baby to be safe and protected, however if you choose the wrong sunscreen your baby may not be protected and worse she could be exposed to nasty chemicals. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) investigated sunscreens and found that out of nearly 500 name-brand sunscreens, 3 in 5 don’t protect skin from sun damage or contain hazardous chemicals -- or both. Yikes. Choosing a safe baby sunscreen can be tricky. Here's what to look for...
- Aim for an SPF 30 or higher for the best protection.
- Get a sunscreen with at least 7% zinc oxide or titanium dioxide for broad spectrum protection.
- Stay clear of Oxybenzone and benzophenone which are both linked to allergies and hormone problems.
- Avoid spray and powder sunscreens because your little one may inhale the sunscreen.
- Don't get sunscreen with added fragrance because frankly, babies don't need it and it can cause allergic reactions.
- You should avoid sunscreen / bug spray combos because the sunscreen will need to be applied more than the bug spray.
- California Baby - any sunscreen
- Mustela - “Sun Cream” or “Sun Lotion, Bebe”
- Mission Skincare - “Face Stick”
- Neutrogena - “Pure & Free” or “Sensitive Skin”
- Blue Lizard - “Face”, “Baby”, or “Sensitive”
- Jason Natural or Earth’s Best - “Mineral Based”
- Solar Sense - “Clear Zinc Sport Stick”
- CVS - “Sport Sunstick”
- Coppertone Water BABIES - “Pure & Simple”