Getting your kid to sit still long enough to douse them in sunscreen is a challenge. But these three made-for-kids products make it easier all around. Here’s to a summer of sun, sand and (lots of) SPF.
The 3 Best Sunscreens for Babies on Amazon
Editors’ Pick: Sun Bum Original Moisturizing Sunscreen Spf 70 Lotion
- Hypoallergenic and made with reef friendly, vegan ingredients
- Ideal for even the most sensitive skin
- Water resistant up to 80 minutes
While this sunscreen technically isn’t marketed for babies, it’s safe enough for their sensitive skin and has a high SPF to ensure sunburns stay far away. One PureWow mom loves it for its easy application and vegan ingredients. She says, “My son has the world’s most sensitive skin, but this sunscreen doesn’t give him even the slightest rash. I use it, too, so I only have to bring one sunscreen to the beach, leaving way more room for things like pails, shovels and snacks.”
Best Value: Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Water Resistant Sunscreen Stick For Face And Body, Broad Spectrum Spf 70
- Specially formulated to work on your kid's wet or dry skin
- Dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, oil-free and PABA-free formula
- Goes on clear
No more waiting 30 minutes after application before splashing in the water—this sunscreen is made to work on both wet and dry skin for max protection. The convenient stick formula goes on clear and makes it super quick and easy to apply to squirmy kids without getting gloppy white SPF all over your clothes. Pop one in your beach bag, purse and diaper bag for impromptu outdoor play dates. Bonus: the solid consistency means you can take it through TSA and on vacation without any issues.
Splurge-worthy: Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen Spf 50+
- Mineral based sunscreen, free of biologically harmful chemicals
- First sunscreen to pass Whole Foods Premium Care requirements
- Applies easily with non-oily feel
Prefer a mineral sunscreen to a chemical formula? This is your new go-to. Besides the fact that it gets over 500 positive reviews from Amazon moms, it’s also the first sunscreen to pass Whole Foods Premium Care requirements with an EWG score (aka ingredient hazard score) of 1 since 2010. Although it’s a mineral formula, it rubs in easily, so there’s never a white film left on skin. Don’t be surprised if you love it so much that you use it daily, too.