9 Best Sunscreens for Kids

Whether your child is at the beach or in the backyard, sunscreen is a must. Look for one with an SPF of at least 30 that screens out both UVA and UVB rays, like these picks.

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Episencial Sunny Sunscreen

This mineral-based sun protection was developed for the delicate skin of babies and kids, and the moisturizing properties will help skin that's been in the sun and the water.

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Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids

Perfect for the pool or beach, this sunscreen is designed to cut through water to adhere to wet skin without dripping off, and it continues to provide protection when kids dive back in.

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Coppertone Water Babies Delicate Foaming Lotion

The moisture-rich formula dispenses in a fun foam that rubs in quickly and easily.

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Dr. Robin Sunscreen for Children

Created by a pediatric dermatologist, this lotion includes natural minerals as well as quinoa and oat for soothing hydration.

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Alba Botanica Natural Very Emollient Mineral Kids

You can feel good applying this natural, budge-free sunscreen to your kid this summer; minerals provide moisturizing protection.

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Mustela High Protection Sun Lotion

Minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide combine with other natural ingredients such as aloe vera to form a soothing but protective SPF 50 barrier lotion.

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Kiss My Face Sport Clear Spray Spritz

Try this sweat-resistant spray on your little athlete. The quick-drying formula will guard active tots from harmful rays. $17; kissmyface.com

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Le bebe Coo SPF Wipes

Try these for a mess-free way to screen your child from the sun. The towels protect and soothe your kid's skin with organic ingredients like aloe vera and chamomile. $44 for 40 wipes; lebebecoo.com

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Sunbow Sunscreen

Kids will love seeing their favorite characters on the bottle of the zinc oxide-based cream. Plus, it squirts out in fun colors like pink and yellow, but dries clear. This product is not available as of October 2014.

Originally published in the August 2011 issue of Parents magazine.

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How to Apply Sunscreen to Your Baby

Watch our video to get tips on how to protect baby's soft and sensitive skin against UVA and UVB rays.

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