Babies are not cuter with tans, or with sunburnt cheeks (either set). Babies are much cuter when their skin is protected and keep soft and retains its natural color.
The more we protect baby’s delicate skin now, the less skin damage he or she will have, and we can help decrease the risk of skin cancer. Exposure when you’re young is incredibly damaging. It’s our job as parents to use the sunscreen products with the highest SPFs we can find.
Sunscreen should be applied to babies not just when they’re at the beach or at the pool. Sunscreen should be applied anytime their delicate and sweet faces will be kissed by the sun.
Top 5 Sunscreen Products for Babies
1. Hawaiian Tropic Baby Faces 60 SPF
The one product my son does not leave the house without, during the warm weather is a nice coating of Hawaiian Tropic Baby Faces 60 SPF on his face, ears and neck. Notice I said warm weather. I put this on his face when it is sunny, and when the summer sun is poking around behind clouds. Don’t let a thin layer of cloud cover fool you. Babies and children need sun protection on their faces.
Even when he is wearing a hat, a cover his face 10 minutes before we hit the outdoors, allowing it to seep in.
2. Coppertone Water Babies Quick Cover Lotion Spray SPF 50
For little sun bodies, cover them up with Coppertone Water Babies Quick Cover Lotion Spray SPF 50. This sunscreen is easy to apply and is waterproof. The spray application makes it easier to apply to squrimy little ones anxious to get in the water.
3. Banana Boat Baby Tear Free SPF 50
This sunscreen from Banana Boat is hypoallergenic, good news for babies. It is also long-lasting, so there is no re-application struggle. Another advantage to this sunscreen is that it is more water resistance than some other sunscreens.
The tear free formula will not melt into baby’s eyes when water splashes up ion his or her face
4. Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion SPF 55
Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion SPF 55 is made with oatmeal, similar to other Aveeno baby products. The lack of scent will please baby, who may be sensitive to strong smells. The advantage to applying this sunscreen to baby is that the lotion will stay put for many hours.
5. Blue Lizard Sunscreen SPF 30
Blue Lizard Sunscreen SPF 30 is a chemical-free sunscreen for babies six months and up. In addition to being free of fragrance, this sunscreen for babies is water-resistant.
These are some of the top 5 sunscreen baby product available. Remember to cover faces, ears, necks, arms, hands, legs, and even feet with sunscreen.