help with sun cream

Sarah - posted on 06/02/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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ive got a 6 year old little boy hes a natural red head its been really hot and he wants to be in garden and outdoors all the time like any kid does ive applied sun cream factor 35 i think it is but his face is bright red burnt and it itches him docs said just apply cream to it around his eyes is even swollen. i want him to play out but be protected from the sun any advice would be a great help

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I use Aveeno Baby 55spf. It works well and my dd hasn't burned yet. I have very sensitive skin as well and I use it too. No problems with me.

I agree that reapplying the sunscreen after an hour might be helpful as well. And a hat is a MUST. Enjoy your summer.

Sarah - posted on 06/02/2009

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Try a higher cream, 40 or even 50. i know that boots sell a 50kids lotion. also get a floppy sun hat this will shade his face and back of his neck.

Charmaine - posted on 06/02/2009

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Watch out when putting it around his eyes. His eyes might be swollen because of the sunblock getting into them. I am very sensitive to it myself and my eyes AND lips swell up when I use anything with even spf15 near them, including make-up. A hat might be his best bet. My best friend's two little boys love to be outdoors as well, and their scalps even burn, so they live in hats through the summer. For very sensitive skin, zinc oxide from the pharmacy is the most effective and least irritating, and to make it easier to apply all over, mix it with some (baby) lotion. Good luck!

Becky - posted on 06/02/2009

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Quoting Naomi:

use kids factor 50 you can buy boots own in a spray. for the burn use sudacrem it works really well



Yeap u carnt go wrong with Kids factor 50+ i use that on my kids they've never burnt with it

T_cjones108 - posted on 06/02/2009

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spf 50 or 60!! and appy it every hour!! for the sun burn i use aloe vera gel, it cools and sooths his skin good luck!

Naomi - posted on 06/02/2009

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use kids factor 50 you can buy boots own in a spray. for the burn use sudacrem it works really well

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