what is a safe sun block for all most two months old baby

Ashley - posted on 07/18/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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need help figuring out whats the best sun block to use on a baby

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Jenee - posted on 07/20/2010

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I recommend choosing a "physical" or "chemical-free" sunscreen made with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
Unlike chemical sunscreens, which may cause irritation or allergic reactions because the skin absorbs the active ingredients, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide sit on top of the skin, forming a barrier against the sun's rays.

I think the best one out their for your babies age is made by California baby. It is all natural and has none of the chemicals that other sun screens have. The down fall is the price.

Ashley - posted on 07/20/2010

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thanks for all the help i just wnt to take extra casion bc i have this bug screen thing and it has a flap tht comes down and blocks the sun but i think he would get to hot with that

Ally - posted on 07/20/2010

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I was told no sunscreen until 6 months, however if you are going to be in the sun for a bit I would look into 'Calafornia Baby' sunscreen. It's ingredient list is excellent compared to the other drug store brands. Take Care :)

Angie - posted on 07/19/2010

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A barrier or mineral sunscreen is ok at that age. We like Alba Botanica organic SUN mineral spf 18

Jeanette - posted on 07/19/2010

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my ped said no sunblock that young - just cover them up! i got a wetsuit from babygap - he is only exposed from the knees and elbows down.
also gymboree may have the matching top/bottom and in the past i bought from them a long sleeve wet suit type shirt with shorts.
have floats with sunshades if baby will be in the water.

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Johnston baby lotion factor 50+ is recommended for babies from birth. But you are to limit any sun contact with parasols, hats etc. No direct sun for babies.

Kristen - posted on 07/18/2010

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It is recommended to NOT use sunblock on babies under 6 months. You have to take other precautions such as limiting sun exposure to 10 minutes, not having them out between 12-4, umbrellas, big floppy hats, and spf swimwear. You can find a lot of swimwear for babies that has 50 SPF. Be sure you keep the baby hydrated as well . . . babies this small can't regulate their body temps like older children. Good luck!

Jodi - posted on 07/18/2010

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i was told your not to use any kind of lotions until they are 6 months old . . .

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