Specifically, under one year old.

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  • That’s the thing they aren’t really meant to be in the sun until they are a bit older and if you want a recommendation I would go with somthing tid sensitive skin and high uv protection

  • I would definitely ask the advice of a pharmacist. They know which brands have the most natural safe substances in them. The same applies when your children are older.

    What most people fail to realise is that in about 98% of cases the only difference between childrens’ and adults’ sunscreen is the adult ones have fragrance in them which means extra chemicals to retain the fragrance. I have been “a bit sneaky” and asked about it at a few pharmacies – not the same franchises either – I wasn’t sure whether some were pushing particular brands.

  • for me i would try to get the most natural sunscreen i could find in store whatever i could find.. i found that there are alot of natural oils that can be of use in the sunscreen department such as coconut oil or carrot seed oil .. love the idea of them and want to use it as much as possible!

  • I really like the Anthelios KIDS sunscreen (from La Roche Posay). It is really expensive (about $25-35 depending on where you buy it).
    I’ve started using it with my 3 month old and there is no problem.
    Its paraben and fragrance free, which I read is what you should look for.
    I aslo use the adult one which is fantastic.

  • I’ve always used at least SPF 30+ or 50+ as it is high sun protection . These days there are so many children sunscreens ( look at baby isle too in chemist/supermarkets) which caters for children as some ingredients in the lotion maybe sensitive to the skin . I don’t remember seeing so much of it when my kids are growing up so not there are always new products for children on anything .

  • The SunSmart website has some good tips for sun protection for all ages – babies over 6 months may be able to use non chemical based sunscreen. Best to get advice from GP and Chemist before use as skin types are all very different.

  • I thought the advice for babies under 1 year is to not use sunscreen and instead use hats, clothing and shade to protect them from the sun?

  • I always go to the chemist for advice and the kids go with me. A chemist can look at skin type and age and should be able give suggestions for the right sunscreen.

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