Editors' Picks for Sun Protection

It's only really fun in the sun when you know you and baby are well-protected. Try these all-natural sunscreens (and sunglasses!) that are safe for baby.

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Babiators

Amy Mikler

Babiators

Shades for babies!

A fighter pilot designed Babiators using pliable, phthalate-free rubber. Your baby can bend or chew them; they're ready to take abuse! They protect from both UVA and UVB rays and come in a rainbow of colors, including Rockstar Red and Princess Pink. ($20)

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Aveeno Baby

Bryan McCay

Aveeno Baby

Natural Protection Mineral Block SPF 30

A well-trusted brand, this Aveeno formula, which includes natural oat as a soothing ingredient, also boasts a pediatrician-recommended seal of approval. ($11-$12)

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MD Solar Sciences

Bryan McCay

MD Solar Sciences

KidStick SPF 41

For reapplying someplace like your cutie's nose, using a sunscreen stick is easier than traditional lotion. This one can go on the lips, face, and hands for babies 6 months and up, and lasts up to 80 minutes in the water. ($13)

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Dr. Robin for Kids

Bryan McCay

Dr. Robin for Kids

All Natural Chemical-Free Sunscreen SPF 30 Plus

Beverly Hills Pediatric Dermatologist Robin Schaffran is the doc behind this gentle product made of natural minerals, organic quinoa and oat, and green tea extract. Not yet impressed? The sunscreen is also water resistant, gluten-free, and made without any animal testing. ($24)

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Alba Botanica

Bryan McCay

Alba Botanica

Very Emollient Sunscreen Spray SPF 40

Is your kid a moving target? Try a spray bottle to get the lotion on, then rub it in with your hands. No need to worry about bad aim: this formula is tear-free. ($11)

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Banana Boat

Bryan McCay

Banana Boat

Baby Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 Plus

The latest product from the dedicated sunscreen brand uses the pediatrician-endorsed mineral zinc oxide and is recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation. ($11.50)

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BabyGanics

Bryan McCay

BabyGanics

Cover-Up Baby Sunscreen for Face and Body SPF 50 Plus

Made by a Dad and powered by safe minerals, this new cream is good for up to 80 minutes of watertime. ($12)

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LaVanila

Bryan McCay

LaVanila

The Healthy Baby Block SPF 40

A mom helped formulate this sunblock with 30 vitamins and minerals to protect baby's skin. ($20)
No longer available as of July 2013.

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Badger

Bryan McCay

Badger

Broad Spectrum Sport Sunscreen SPF 35

This longtime fave in the natural-product world has been reformulated to protect from both UVB and UVA rays. It has the highest concentration of zinc oxide that we've seen, so it may turn your kid's skin a little white, but at least then you know you've gotten every inch of him! ($16-$18)

Copyright © 2012 Meredith Corporation.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, patterns, and availabilities are subject to change.

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