You know what time of year it is, spring is finally here (well for the most part) and warmer weather is on its way. This means that parents will be reaching for those outdoor products to save the tender skin of their little ones, and hopefully themselves as well. I did a little research and found the “11 Best Sunscreens for Kids and Babies in 2019” (Thanks Good Housekeeping!) along with some helpful tips they gathered from professionals.
Tip #1: Use mineral sunscreens. According to new announcements made this year by the FDA, the only two safe ingredients until further notice are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. According to Environmental Working Group, avoid oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate.
Tip #2: If you’re planning a sunny vacation, a 6-ounce bottle may only last a couple of days so pack extra. Use lotion and stick formulas for kids and babies since spray sunscreen isn’t as effective.
Top 11 Sunscreens for 2019 for Kids and Babies:
Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen SPF 50
Bare Republic Mineral SPF 50 Baby Sunscreen Lotion
Babyganics Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sunscreen SPF 50
Badger Kids Sunscreen SPF 30
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen SPF 30
Kiss My Face Kids Sunscreen SPF 30
Sunology Kids & Baby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50
Thinksport Kid’s Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+
Tom’s of Maine Baby Sunscreen SPF 30
TruKid Sunny Days Sport Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
So there you have it! Eleven sunscreens to choose from that you can feel good about applying to your kid’s skin and your own as well.
For the February 2019 FDA announcement on sunscreen safety click here.