Baby & Kids

6 Safe + Effective Children’s Sunscreens (Without the Yucky Ingredients!)

Summer is finally here! And this means spending lots of time in that beautiful, warm sunshine!

We try to spend as much time outdoors as we possibly can as a family. Biking, hitting the lakes and playing on the beach every week, because here in New Hampshire, the warm days are not as long as we would like them to be!

Along with having a good time, of course, we need protect our skin from harmful UV rays and sun damage. Our children’s’ skin especially needs effective sun protection as their skin is sensitive and delicate and get easily burn in the sun. And sunburns are no fun!

As a mom who’s always on the lookout for safe and effective baby products, I have found several brands of sunscreens that I would call, “mommy-approved”. All of the sunscreens below don’t use harsh chemicals and unpronounceable ingredients, so they are perfect for your little ones soft skin.

P.S.- If you’re interested in creating a baby-safe home and using baby-safe products, please read some of my relating posts! Baby-safe soaps, natural cleaning products and favorite flouride-free toothpastes!

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1. Burt’s Bees Baby Nourishing Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30

Blend of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide provides great sun protection without unnecessary chemicals. With added Vitamin E and Coconut Extract to keep babies skin soft. 98.9% natural. Paraben and phthalate-free. Contains sodium laureth/lauryl sulfate (SLS).


2. Badger – SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Cream, Tangerine and Vanilla

Only one, main active ingredient- Zinc Oxide. With added plant oils, aloe and beeswax to moisturize. Contains toxic ingredients ending in “PEG” or “eth’. No sodium laureth/lauryl sulfate (SLS). No Triclosan, triclocarban or Triethanolamine. Contains synthetic fragrances or dyes. Non-GMO.


3. Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 (Have used)

High SPF of 50 provides great sun protection. Made with plant-based ingredients and certified organic ingredients. PABA, phthalates, parabens and fragrances.

4. California baby

Great sun protection without the use of harsh chemicals and hormone disrupting ingredients. In fact, if you visit their site, they specify everything they’re “free” of,  like; oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, octinoxate, Vitamin A, retinyl palmitate, and added fragrance.


5. Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+

Top Rated by EWG from 2010. Effective baby sunscreen perfect for babies sensitive skin. No parabens, phthalates, PABA and 1,4 dioxane. No Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, or UV Chemical absorbers.


6. BurnOut SPF 30+ KIDS (Have used)

Effective and spreads super easy. With added extracts of Helionori, Pomegranate, and Plantain to provide protection and moisturize. No chemicals. No parabens, petroleum and PABA.

baby safe sunscreens

Kiddos sitting high in the sun!

These sunscreens are safe, effective and affordable and don’t offer false security as most sunscreens on the market do. (they’re doing more damage than good). Using these will protect your babies sensitive skin without unnecessary chemicals and toxins!

If you‘re adventurous and want to make your own homemade sunscreen, Wellness Mama has an easy homemade sunscreen recipe. Try it out and if you do, let me know how you like it! Maybe I’ll give it a try too!


Also, if you have found this post interesting or beneficial, share it with your fellow mommies. Have an awesome and SAFE summer!


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