Best Sunscreens for Kids

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Hawaiian Tropic Kids Sunblock 60+ SPF is a nice choice for your little beach bums. It's lightly scented with a fruity island fragrance both moms and kids will enjoy. This formula is water resistant for up to 4 hours, and it has less chemical sunscreens than many other products. Be ready to pay more for this product than you would for some other sunscreens.

Natural Choices

California Baby SPF 30+ No Fragrance Sunscreen is a good product for children with sensitive skin or allergies to fragrance. It's a nice, simple product that is PABA-free and chemical-free. It's a thick formula which most parents found isn't drippy and that holds up nicely even after swimming. Also try California Baby No Fragrance SPF 30 + Sunblock Stick. It's quick and mess-free sun protection for little noses and cheeks.

Blue Lizard Suncream Sensitive SPF 30 + is another chemical and fragrance-free sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection for babies and kids. This formula is excellent for children with sensitive skin. Parents may find that the thick, creamy consistency of this product is a bit difficult to apply and that it doesn't get absorbed entirely into the skin. However, it is very water resistant.

TruKid Sunny Days SPF 30+ Sunscreen Lotion is a fairly new product, but it's getting a lot of buzz. The Environmental Working Group has given it the highest rating of any kid's sunscreen. TruKid uses a natural mineral sunscreen formula, and all their products are free of phthalates and BPA. Most parents who've used this product report that it works very well, and that it smells great, too.