The warmer months are finally upon us, which means more sun exposure and the possibility of sun damage. Sunscreen is essential for all of our outdoor adventures, since one bad sunburn can drastically increase our chances of skin cancer later in life. So, let’s talk about what we’re lathering up with! There are tons of sunscreen options for kids out there, but how do we know which to buy? I’ve created a list of my all-time favorite natural sunscreen for babies and toddlers, so check it out and try some out this summer.
12 Best Natural Sunscreen for Babies and Toddlers
Made with sunflower oil and shea butter, Supergoop’s Kids sunscreen offers moisture and protection in one. Plus, it’s made for both the body and the face. Its bottle design is TSA-approved, which helps to decrease spills and messes when traveling.
SunBum (Baby Bum)
Baby Bum is a classic mineral sunscreen that our family has loved for years. It comes in a face stick, lotion, and spray option to cover every part of your little one. It’s plant-based and full of good-for-you ingredients!
Babo Botanicals sunscreen was rated #1 in safety by the Environmental Working Group, making it one of our family’s most trusted options. It’s also hypo-allergenic and fragrance-free which great for sensitive skin.
Badger has one of the simplest ingredient lists out there for kid’s sunscreen. With only 7 ingredients, Badger only adds what is needed and none of the “junk”. It’s safe, effective, and recommended by pediatricians!
Hello Bello makes a range of great products, but their mineral kid’s sunscreen is a favorite. It’s great for both adults and kids, so the whole family can use it. Hello Bello allows our kids to enjoy the outdoors without the fear of sun damage or reef damage!
Noodle & Boo
If eczema is a concern, Noodle & Boo has got it covered. Their Play Day Mineral Sunscreen is perfect for sensitive-skinned little ones. It goes on smoothly and does not leave a greasy mess on the skin. Play Day’s high ratings are all true!
With an SPF of 50, Pipette’s baby-friendly sunscreen is a fan favorite. The plant extracts in the ingredients help to make the formula sheer yet moisturizing. It’s also available in travel size that’s perfect to carry for reapplication!
Gentleness is the main consideration for Earth Mama’s baby sunscreen. It’s also reef-friendly! Earth Mama is focused on providing the most natural options to keep our kids and our earth safe.
ThinkSport for Kids
Kids that love spending time in the water will benefit most from ThinkSport for Kids. It contains the highest level of water resistance allowed at 80-minutes. Plus, it’s doesn’t leave an oily residue behind.
Alba Botanica’s Kids sunscreen is the best smelling option out there! It’s even recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. The aloe vera and vitamin E ingredients make the formula smooth and easy to apply even on the most wiggly kiddos!
If aerosol is your choice of sunscreen type, All Good Kid’s Sunscreen is the way to go. It’s reef-friendly, broad-spectrum, and easy to apply. They’ve also added chamomile to soothe those with sensitive skin.
California Kids offers an amazing tinted sunscreen option to reduce the white cast that is usually left on the skin with traditional sunscreens, especially on darker skin tones. Another amazing aspect is that California Kids sunscreen does not absorb into the skin, but rather creates a barrier between the skin and the sun.
What’s your go-to summer sunscreen for the kiddos? Let me know down below!
Have you tried any of these natural sunscreen for babies? Let me know in a comment below!