The weather this past weekend was just too delicious for words. It hardly ever really gets hot enough that my family and I go out for a picnic but seeing as it was Sunday and the heat was giving me my entire life, the hubster and I decided to make a day of it and have a full blown picnic with the baby.
While the weather was great, I have to admit that I mostly kept under the shade to avoid little madam getting too exposed to the sun. Hubby laughed when I suggested a sunscreen lotion for her because in his African mind, babies with dark skin do not need sunscreen. I of course took this opportunity to school him on the dangers of sun exposure to any and every skin type and I’m proud to report that I’ve succeeded in changing his views.….maybe!
Being the research junkie that I am, I took this as a cue to look into the best sunscreen lotions out there for babies and below are my top finds:
Solait Moisturising Baby Lotion SPF50+ –This lotion is from Superdrug’s Solait suncare range. It is dermatologically tested and is suitable for babies with sensitive skin which my daughter has so already it ticks a very important box for me. The only downside is that it doesn’t contain as many natural ingredients as some of the other sun creams which is a shame because it’s good value for money at only £3.49 for the 100ml bottle.
Nivea Sun Kids Pure & Sensitive Sun Spray SPF50
A lot of us already use skincare products from this brand so it’s nice to see that they also cater to babies skin. The sunscreen lotion is fragrance, preservative and colour free, making it very baby-friendly. Being that it’s a somewhat of a named brand, it’s also good value for money at £8.99 for a 200ml bottle in Superdrug.
Mustela Baby Very High Protection Sun Lotion SPF50
Mustela is a French brand that specialises in natural products that are gentle on skin prone to conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. My daughter has very sensitive, dry skin and I was first introduced to this brand by family members who swear by their skincare products for babies. I’m yet to try Mustela products but knowing that they also do sun lotions makes me more likely to give them a cry. I’m very much inclined to try them. Mustela specialises in natural products that are gentle on skin prone to atopic conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It’s also water resistant and suitable from birth.
As with most research, I have come across debates for and against using sunscreen lotions on babies under 6 months. Some say it may not be safe as they’re too little whilst others say it is ok. My daughter is only 5 months old and I don’t know if we’ll get another sunny day out before she turns six months but if we do, I think I’ll go with the Mustela as it’s safe to use from birth. Unfortunately it’s not sold in U.K. shops but can be ordered online for around £15 for the 100ml bottle.