Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tips for Choosing the Best Baby Sunscreen

You may be looking forward to the sunny summer months, but are you stocked on all the warm weather essentials? Before you reach for just any tube of sunscreen, check out the ingredient list. Too often, parents think their kids are protected from the sun when really they're not. Just slathering on sunscreen and sending your kids out to play isn't enough.

To start with, experts recommend that infants under 6 months should avoid the sun. Since this isn't always possible, make sure small infants have the necessary gear, including sun hats with SPF protection.

When choosing sunscreen, most parents make the mistake of selecting a kid's brand with a high SPF. Surprisingly, there's not a big difference between kid and adult products. Instead, the differences lie in the ingredients.

Always choose products that are physical; made with minerals instead of chemicals. The sunscreen should be made with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These minerals sit on top of the skin and start working immediately.

Chemical-based products on the other hand, require 30 minutes to absorb into the skin and start acting. Plus, since these ingredients leech into the skin, they are more likely to cause allergic reactions or skin irritations.

Sunscreens that contain either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide will protect against UVA and UVB rays. And, you don't need to buy anything over an SPF 30. These products contain more chemicals and are not necessary. Instead, stick to SPF 15 or 30 and don't go out of your way to buy kid's products; adult ones are just as good.

Looking for recommendations? Try Coppertone Water Babies Pure and Simple formula that contains zinc oxide and comes with a moderate price tag. Other products are offered from the natural brands of Badger or Loving Naturals.

Don't forget to replenish your sunscreen supply, as they're no longer effective after one year.

Image c/o The Fun Times Guide

40 comments:

  1. film izle...

    Great articles & Nice a site.. Hey very nice blog!!...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Drug Wars...

    [...]ilegal cannabis is simply to limit public liberties[...]...

    ReplyDelete
  3. facebook...

    I don’t normally comment on blogs... tanks for admin....

    ReplyDelete
  4. really good article...

    I have spent a bit of time going through your posts, more than I should have but I must say, http://passiongolfers.com/entry.php/8702-Get-The-Accept-it-added-than-Coastline-Bells-Clothes-About-Anticipate-about-the-Y, many Thanks....

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great One...

    I must say, its worth it! My link, http://annes11.blog.cz/,thanks haha...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great One...

    I must say, its worth it! My link, http://christy.chefcuisto.com/,thanks haha...

    ReplyDelete
  7. quality post...

    I have spent a bit of time going through your posts! http://smithdress.weebly.com/good-dress.html,i had a good read....

    ReplyDelete
  8. Read was interesting, stay in touch...

    Good article and easy to fully understand explanation. How can I go about getting permission to post section of the article within my upcoming publication?...

    ReplyDelete
  9. I was looking evreywehre and this popped up like nothing!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I can't believe you're not plaiyng with me--that was so helpful.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Gems form the internet...

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]…...

    ReplyDelete
  12. Related…...

    [...]just beneath, are numerous totally not related sites to ours, however, they are surely worth going over[...]…...

    ReplyDelete
  13. Blogs ou should be reading...

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]…...

    ReplyDelete
  14. Being healthy and happy...

    Details from this post have infuenced a new post...

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great One...

    I must say ! http://blog.hawaiimode.com/kkiyyyus8/ ,thanks haha...

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great One...

    I must say ! http://edward071.blogreaction.com/ ,thanks haha...

    ReplyDelete
  17. Woah this blog is great i love studying your posts. Keep up the great work! You recognize, many individuals are hunting around for this info, you can help them greatly.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Just Browsing...

    While I was browsing yesterday I saw a great article concerning...

    ReplyDelete
  19. Digg...

    While checking out DIGG today I noticed this...

    ReplyDelete
  20. Bestest List for Today...

    The premium topic....

    ReplyDelete
  21. Digg...

    While checking out DIGG yesterday I found this...

    ReplyDelete
  22. Its hard to find good help...

    I am regularly saying that its hard to procure quality help, but here is...

    ReplyDelete
  23. Just Browsing...

    While I was browsing today I noticed a excellent post about...

    ReplyDelete
  24. Looking around...

    I like to look in various places on the internet, regularly I will go to Digg and follow thru...

    ReplyDelete
  25. hello buddy!...

    you've a terrific weblog here! would you prefer to make some invite posts on my weblog?...

    ReplyDelete
  26. Free Backlink!...

    We loved your website so much we added it to http://www.usbhubreview.net/sites-we-like-2. Just fill in the offer and your backlink is permanent....

    ReplyDelete
  27. Free Backlink!...

    We loved your website so much we added it to http://www.usbhubreview.net/sites-we-like-2. Just fill in the offer and your backlink is permanent....

    ReplyDelete
  28. Free Backlink!...

    We loved your website so much we added it to http://www.usbhubreview.net/sites-we-like-2. Just fill in the offer and your backlink is permanent....

    ReplyDelete
  29. good link to the wifi connection of yours. This specific software program wifikill apk exact same WiFi network and also you are not able to utilize WiFi nice.

    ReplyDelete