Editors' Picks for Sun Protection
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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