The AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) recommends that babies <6 months stay out of the sun and only use minimal amounts of sunscreen. However, we always bring a umbrella or tent with us when we go to the beach so that Ellie can play around under there!
It has taken me three years to finally find a few sunblocks that I prefer for my children and I wanted to share my favorite products with you!
Think Baby Sunscreen // I love that this one is rather easy to put on (some of them are too thick and impossible to rub in) It also has the highest level of water resistance (80 minutes) and is SPF 50+. I also really loved that the scent was very light and refreshing!
Garden Goddess Organics // I loved that this one went a long way. You can use small amounts for large coverage! It protects against UVA and UVB and has water resistance protection up to 40 minutes. They also have a facial sunscreen that I personally love that goes on very smoothly and is lightweight. Best part? Free of chemicals…. 🙂
Badger Baby Sunscreen // Uses Zinc Oxide, a safe mineral instead of chemical active ingredients. It is pediatrician tested and approved. I had a bottle of this for the entire summer last year and still have some left. It goes a long way and I love that it isn’t greasy! Great for babies with sensitive skin.
Tender Sprouts // Made with only 6 ingredients, all natural. SPF 30, and needs to be reapplied frequently if your child will be in the water. Only downside to this one is that it’s really white and is difficult to completely rub in. It’s great for baby and children, but not great for you. Unless you want to have white skin 😉
Badger Kids Face Stick // Aw! This one is #1 in my book behind their regular sunscreen. I love using this for my kids face because it’s nearly impossible trying to wrestle an alligator to get sunscreen on their face. AM I RIGHT?! I also use it for my own face and it smells heavenly.
Badger Kids Sunscreen // This sunscreen also has only 6 ingredients and is hypo-allergenic. This one wins in my book as far as scent is concerned. It smells of delicious tangerine and vanilla. This is one of the best rated as far as the EWG is concerned as well. It has the least toxic ingredients. This one is my favorite!