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Babies Encyclopedia: What is the best sunscreen to use on my baby?

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Asked by CafeMom Team at 4:27 PM on Sep. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Under 6 months use only clothes and hats no sunscreen at all. Over 6 months and baby one should be fine.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:29 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I use Coppertone water babies brand
    keisha613

    Answer by keisha613 at 4:34 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Either California Baby fragrance free or Badger brand. Safe & almost chemical free.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 4:37 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • You aren't supposed to use sunscreen on babies under 6 months. But I have before, just make sure it is "natural" and that would be ok for a younger baby. I use coppertone baby sunscreen on my kids! =)
    Charlibabe

    Answer by Charlibabe at 4:38 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I am all about Coppertone Water Baby Sunscreen in 70 spf. I use it any time we are going to be out in the sun.
    SusanReeves

    Answer by SusanReeves at 4:48 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I always use coppertone waterbabies on my little ones.
    mandynjohnsmom

    Answer by mandynjohnsmom at 4:49 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I like the Badger brand as well. Also, Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 5:01 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I choose not to use sunscreen and instead use a physical barrier between my baby and the sun. this can be a shady tree, an umbrella, clothing, etc.
    science_spot

    Answer by science_spot at 5:19 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I used and still use Coopertone Waterbabies for my daughter.
    cynprz

    Answer by cynprz at 5:29 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • It is recommended not to use sunscreen under 6 months. For 6 months of age and under clothes and a wide bream hat is just fine. For ages 6 months and over get something that is SPF 50 or higher and it's something that also helps block both UVA and UVB.
    itsallabtthem84

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 5:35 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

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