June 27, 2021

Best Sunscreen for Babies & Kids

Best Sunscreen for Babies & Kids
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It's true what your Dr. says, the best way to protect baby's delicate skin is to shield your newborn from those harsh rays with a sunhat, umbrella, light blanket, etc.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, once baby hits the half year mark, it's generally ok to begin using a gentle sunscreen as long as your pediatrician/dermatologist agrees.  Choosing a 'broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher' while reapplying every 2 hours is a good rule of thumb.

So, how do you choose which sunscreen to use?  Experts recommend shopping for non-aerosol, mineral-based sunscreens with zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide which are specially formulated for sensitive skin.   

Here are 9 Dermatologist recommended options: