Summer is just around the corner! It's time to think about getting sunscreen to protect your children's fragile skin. While you may enjoy fun in the sun, UV rays can be very harmful to your kids’ health.
As a parent, you may be wondering how to protect your little ones from the sun. Keep in mind that it is important to understand that the recommendations differ for babies under 6 months and babies 6 months and up.
Under 6 months
Babies under 6 months of age should wear long, lightweight clothing and a wide-brimmed hat. They should be kept in the shade as much as possible. Since babies' skin is very delicate, applying sunscreen could cause allergies.
6 months and older
Babies 6 months and older should also wear long, lightweight clothing and a wide-brimmed hat. However, 30 minutes before going outside, sunscreen can be applied to uncovered areas of the body.
Here are our top sunscreens for babies (6 months and up) and kids to help you all enjoy summer to the fullest!
1. AVEENO Baby® Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 for Sensitive Skin
This sun protection comes in the form of a gentle lotion adapted to the fragile skin of babies. Made with 100% natural ingredients, it helps to safely prevent sunburns. Aveeno Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 is a great natural option. It is a formula designed for babies and recommended by pediatricians!
2. Avene High Protection Sun Spray for Children SPF50+
Avene Sunscreen Spray is recommended for children 6 months and older and is approved by the Canadian Dermatology Association; it is formulated with children's fragile skin in mind. Fluid and light, this sun protection has several great properties as it is soothing, non-irritating, gentle and moisturizing. The High Protection Sun Spray SPF50+ for children contains no perfume and does not leave any white marks. The skin quickly absorbs its texture to provide uniform protection of the face and body. This sunscreen is water-resistant and perfect for little swimmers!
3. Banana Boat - Simply Protect babyMC Spray SPF 50+
This gentle, mineral-enriched formula protects even the most sensitive and delicate skin from the sun's UVA and UVB rays. In fact, Banana Boat® - Simply Protect BabyTM Spray SPF 50+ contains no oils or fragrances and is made with zinc derived from natural sources. It doesn't drip into the eyes, so it's perfect for your infant to take part in outdoor activities!
4. Biomedic - Ultra Lotion SPF 50+
Biomedic Ultra Lotion, SPF 50+, is safe for babies 6 months and older, children and adults. It contains no oxybenzone or parabens and is water-resistant for 80 minutes. It is available in 240 ml format, but also in an economical 1L format, which is ideal for families! Biomedic products also offer different sizes of sun products as well as a spray for children.
5. Coppertone Kids Spray SPF 50 - 177ml
Ideal for uniform broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, Coppertone SPF 50 spray is practical for both land and water activities. Specially designed for children's fragile and sensitive skin, this sunscreen has many features, such as its transparency, gentle and non-irritating formula, and simple application on the body and face. It is also hydrating and hypoallergenic. No matter what the activity, your children will be protected!
6. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Dermo-Kids Lotion SPF 50
This is a sunscreen for children that provides advanced protection for the face and body. Made with ingredients suitable for sensitive skin, Anthelios Dermo-Kids Lotion SPF 50 for the face and body by La Roche-Posay prevents sunburns, skin reactions and cell damage caused by UV rays. Its non-greasy formula spreads easily over the skin and penetrates it without leaving any streaks. In addition, this product is water- and perspiration-resistant. No need to limit your activities this season!
7. OMBRELLE Kids Lotion SPF 60
Ombrelle's SPF 60 sunscreen offers children complete protection for the body and face. It can even be applied to wet skin without losing its effectiveness. Suitable for sensitive and hypoallergenic skin, the texture of this sun cream is lightweight, non-greasy and non-sticky, and contains no fragrance or colourants. It is also sweat- and water-resistant. Nothing better to use when you want to plan a safe adventure!
8. Vichy Capital Soleil Sport Lotion SPF 60
Suitable for the whole family, from the age of 3, Capital Soleil Sport Lotion SPF 60 by Vichy is ideal for budding and experienced athletes alike: it is resistant to water and perspiration. Refreshing and ultra-light, this long-lasting lotion protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays. It can be applied to the body and the face. Also, it is quickly absorbed by the skin and therefore leaves no white streaks for completely invisible results. A perfect product for active families!
Trust these eight products to protect your little ones from head to toe this summer!
Don't forget to reapply sunscreen a few times during the day, even if the product says it's water-resistant. You can find the instructions on how to use each sunscreen product on the packaging. on the sunscreen product in question.
Let your children play outside in the sunshine as much as they want!
Have a great summer!