If you love taking your child outside, a good sunscreen is something you would look for to protect your toddler’s sensitive skin. This is because tender skin of a baby burns more easily on direct sun exposure than an adult skin. While sunscreen for babies like that of baby organic sunscreen was unheard of a few years ago, with growing awareness about the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays on human health, it is now of paramount importance to concerned parents. Let’s check out some of the options.
Are you planning to take your baby out this weekend? Try to cover her up adequately (also in the shade) or keep him away from direct sun exposure as much as possible. If that is not possible, make sure that you select a good natural or a baby organic sunscreen from a reputed kids’ brand.
To be effective, kids’ sunscreen should come with high SPF (Sun Protection Formula). SPF 30+ Mineral sunscreen from Little Twig skincare products is a good option as it is suggested to come with broad-spectrum (both UVA and UVB) protection. To offer this protection, the sunscreen includes micronized zinc oxide and titanium. The sunscreen from Little Twig skincare products also claims to contain natural ingredients and is free of chemicals, mineral oil and paraben, making it non-irritating and hypoallergenic. Also, that the sunscreen is loaded with antioxidants and is extra-mild and unscented makes it all the more suitable for kids’ skin.
A similar good choice in baby organic sunscreen for eco-conscious parents is California Baby sunscreen. The eco-friendly sunscreen not only contains natural ingredients minus the harsh chemicals, it is also suggested to provide broad-spectrum protection for optimal skincare protection of babies.
Sunscreens come in a great many varieties – lotions, foams, gels and sprays. Before applying a baby sunscreen lotion for the first time, you may want to do a patch test on your baby’s skin (a small area) to see if there is any irritation. Wait for about ten minutes. Only when you are satisfied that there is no redness or swelling, then only apply the lotion to the rest of his body which are likely to be exposed to sun.
Whether it is a baby sunscreen lotion or a gel, no matter how effective it is, make sure that it is replaced before its expiration date. Once the sunscreen loses its potency, it is of no use.
Finally, before taking your baby out in the sun, make sure that he is wearing a full-sleeve shirt, tightly woven long pants and a wide-brimmed hat. Our babies deserve the best and we must see to it that they get it.