Seeking safe sunscreen? Shield baby's skin from the harsh rays with these natural lotions.
Mineral-based sunscreens are best for your baby. (And not a bad idea for you either!) In the following seven sunscreens, zinc oxide is the primary active ingredient; it stays on top of your baby's skin to physically block rays.
Green Babies SPF 30 sunscreen is lightly scented with essential oil. It's also PABA-and paraben-free. With all sunscreens, put them on before you head outdoors if possible. ($17)
Coppertone Water Babies Pure & Simple SPF 50 stays water-resistant for 80 minutes. Reapply after you towel-dry your baby. The price is especially nice considering it's a large 8-ounce bottle! ($10)
Mustela's latest for littles is hypoallergenic, phthalate- and paraben-free, and boasts an SPF 50 thanks to both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. ($22)
Seventh Generation Broad Spectrum SPF 30, made with extra virgin olive oil and water-resistant for 80 minutes, earned the title of Top Sunscreen 2012 by the Environmental Working Group. ($14)
Babo Botanicals SPF 30 is a clear lotion that offers the protection of zinc without its usual white residue. ($19)
A mom of two created BabyHampton, an organic SPF 30 brand with moisturizing ingredients such as grape-seed extract, shea butter, and jojoba oils. ($20)
Originally published in the May 2013 issue of American Baby magazine.
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