The Best Sunblock for Small Kids

The Best Sunblock for Small Kids
The best sunblock for small children and infants is sunscreen that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide--both are safe for children. They are the same ingredients you will find in other baby products such as diaper rash creams and make products so effective. For a sunscreen to work effectively, it must be applied correctly and reapplied every 80 minutes or less. Consult the directions to ensure correct application.

TruKid Sunny Days Natural Mineral Sunscreen Stick

The Environmental Working Group gave TruKid's entire line of products the highest safety rating. Sunny Days sunblock is BPA and phthalate free and is made with certified organic and natural ingredients. This sunscreen has high UVB and UVA protection and stability. Titanium dioxide is the active sun protection ingredient in this product.

Heiko Kids Sunscreen

Heiko Kids sunscreen offers a high amount of sunscreen stability while also providing high UVA and UVB protection. All natural zinc is the active ingredient for the sun protection in this sunscreen available in lotion and stick form. This sun block is parsol, PABA, dye and synthetic fragrance free. It also is works immediately upon application.

California Baby Sunscreen

Available in several SPF ratings and in both lotion or stick form, California Baby Sunscreen is the WebMD Expert's Choice Winner. Titanium dioxide is the active UBV and UBA fighting ingredient in their fragrance-, chemical- and PABA-free sunscreen.

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen

With both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, Blue Lizard Sunscreen offers high protection from the sun's harmful UBA and UBV rays. The sunscreen is also chemical and fragrance free, great for both sensitive and young skin. The bottle will turn pink in any UV light, serving as a reminder that sunscreen should be applied and reapplied.

Article Written By Courtney Johnson

Courtney Johnson is a freelance sports writer and photographer based in California. Her articles and photos appear regularly in newspapers and magazines such as "Triathlete" and "Cross Country Skier." Johnson graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in media production and minor in writing. She is studying for her copy editing certificate at the University of San Diego.

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