The Best Sunscreen for Babies and Kids
Protecting your baby and kids from sunburn is important to all parents. That’s why so many parents use sunscreen on their kids.
Please understand that our kids need SUN.
It is very important that babies and children get sunshine. In short, plants grow in the sun and so do kids. Our ancestors were naked in the sun every day.
When was the last time you were naked in the sun?
Sunburn is bad, but sunshine is good.
For prolonged sun exposure, sunscreen may be necessary. I prefer using wide brimmed hats and long cotton clothing for protection. But when you need a sunscreen product, choose wisely.
Most sunscreens harm the body more than they protect it.
Most sunscreens contain chemicals that are absorbed into the body. Ingredients such as homosalate, octinoxate, oxybenzone, octisalate, and avobenzone are in most sunscreens. These ingredients cause unintended health consequences.
Studies indicate these ingredients may mimic hormones, cause cancer, lower testosterone and create skin allergies. Studies done at the University of Zurich show these ingredients are even passed by mothers to newborns through breast milk.
Keep in mind that exposure to the sun is good for the health of your baby and children. In fact, it is essential. However, too much exposure to the sun can lead to severe burns. That’s why sun protection in some form should be used in situations of prolonged exposure.
Here’s the Sunscreen to Use for Babies and Kids
If you feel you must use sunscreen on your babies and kids, we recommend Badger Baby Sunscreen Cream. This is an organic, all natural, water-resistant sunscreen that’s perfect for babies and young adults. It obviously does not contain any of the chemical ingredients that cause harm to the body.
And as an adult reader of this post, you may be wondering which sunscreen we recommend for you. Try the Badger Sport Sunscreen Cream SPF 35.
Sunscreen should be your last resort. Clothing protects your baby’s skin against burning. Playing in the shade can reduce the risks of burns. Check the UV Index in your area so that you can plan activities in ways to prevent overexposure to the sun.