Sunscreen suggestions needed

Mellanie - posted on 06/10/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I have a 6 year old that is allergic to SOMETHING in sunscreen (we/the doctors don't know what ingredient(s) it is). It's gonna start to be sunny and I have a 10 month old that I am gonna have to use sunscreen on as well. I don't want them to have reactions the sunscreen cause that means a trip to the ER and then it's inside until the reaction is gone (which can sometimes last for a couple of days). I need suggestions on some sunscreens that I could research.

Thank you for all your help

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Meg - posted on 06/10/2010

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here is the Product Description on it....

Product Description

- 100% what's good. 0% what's not!

- Has been tested on eczema.

- Provides broad spectrum protection against UV-A and UV-B rays whilst being gentle on the skin.

- 100% natural containing certified organic ingredients.

- Free from titanium dioxide.

- Self preserving – no artificial preservative.

- Beautiful texture, no separation formula, easy to apply.

- Can be used on adults, children and babies.

- Australian made and owned.



This natural lotion provides high level 30+ broad spectrum protection against uv-a and uv-b. It is gentle on the skin and is suitable for the whole family. ALL ingredients are disclosed on packaging, not just key ingredients, so customers know exactly what they are getting.

Meg - posted on 06/10/2010

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WOTNOT sunscreen is a sunscreen derived of all natural products... Also try google....



Good Luck

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Jackie - posted on 06/11/2010

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You may want to look into Quarternium - 15. It's a chemical found in lots of babywash and sunscreen. It's a preservative that can cause reactions. I think my LO is also allergic to that. Ask your doctor if he has heard of it. Also do a spot test on the arm or leg so you can see if there is a reaction before applying to the whole body.

Melanie - posted on 06/11/2010

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After going through testing at the hospital I found out that my son wasn't allergic to the suncreen, he was skin sensitive to the sun and had the same reaction as an allergy (Hives). My son's dematologist recommended the suncreen from the company La Roche-Posay (it's french). It's expensive but works great.

Mellanie - posted on 06/11/2010

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Julie- Thank You . We have UV ray blocking suits/clothes, but when I put anything on his face it swells so bad. The first time it happened he was with my husbands parents and we met at the ER and the only reason I knew it was him is because my MIL was holding him. His face was swollen beyond recognition. I was bawling!

Julie - posted on 06/11/2010

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It also may be useful to get clothing (swim wear is easy to find) that blocks the UV rays. I have seen adult clothing (shirts, esp.) that are the same and think it must be made for little ones.

Mellanie - posted on 06/11/2010

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Thank You ladies!



Lori- I googled WOTNOT.. .. .. It's available in Australia.



Meg- I am totally willing to try it, but I am over in the US.. .. .. From what I could figure out, I can't get it over here.



Sarah- I have tried both and still have reactions.



Donna- I will try that.

Lori - posted on 06/11/2010

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I had never heard of WotNot - I have the same problem with my 5 year old - He is SEVERELY allergic to the junk in sunscreens and we have been using Aveeno Pure andNatural - it is expensive - but his skin just breaks out like he has 3rd degree burns. I am also using it on my 12 month old as well... I am going to google this product. Thanks for the tip !!!

Sarah - posted on 06/11/2010

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My 4 year old is allergic to something in Coppertone sunscreen, but he perfectly fine with Banana boat. After the coppertone reaction i used a small dab of my friends banana boat on his arm to see (he was 2 at the time) no reaction and havent gone to a different one

Donna - posted on 06/11/2010

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As well as going the organic/natural root, try a cream instead of a lotion and try and stay away from the colour pigmented ones, had the same with my son, was fine on his body but on his face it just use to swell up but with a thick suncream not colour pigment in it he was fine and now he seems to have grown out of it. Good luck

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