10 Baby Safe Sunscreens

Summer is here! Summer is here! Yay! Summer is here!

Well, late spring is here but it’s hot and sunny and that’s good enough for me. It means we can head outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine and, most importantly, the pool!

Both my husband and I have very fair skin and my kids have inherited that trait. While it’s pretty, fair skin is a summer hazard. We all burn quickly and painfully so sunscreen in a must. To make matters a little more complicated, my son and I both have reactions to the chemicals in long-lasting chemical sunscreens, especially aerosol ones. They make my skin dry and flaky and give my son huge flares of eczema. We need to stick with the physical sunscreens that rely on barriers like zinc or titanium to block harmful rays. The good news is they’re effective and gentle enough to use on babies as well as bigger people. The bad news is that they’re hard to find. Also? They’re expensive. Bleah. But they’re undeniably a better choice for my family so I send the money (and the time) to find them so that we can spend the summer in comfort.

Environmental Working Group just released their list of sunscreens and I rounded up their picks for 10 baby safe sunscreens – great for any one with sensitive skin – and linked up to where you can buy them (product names link to EWG ratings). Happy summer!

  • Baby Safe Sunscreens 1 of 11
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  • Babyganics Cover-Up Baby 2 of 11

    Babyganics Cover-up Baby rates a low on health hazards.

    Costs under $10 at

  • BALM Baby Sun 3 of 11
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    Remember to apply 30 minutes before your baby is in the sun!

    You can get BALM Baby Sun at Kissed By the Moon for $8.99.

  • California Baby 4 of 11
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    The Super Sensitive Stick sunscreen ranked highest among California Baby's products.

    Get it at for $14.99.

  • Aveeno 5 of 11

    Another awesome sunscreen stick, this time from a drugstore staple, Aveeno.  

    Get is for $10.59 from

  • Mustela 6 of 11

    A trusted name in baby skin care, Mustela also offers sunscreen.

    Get it from for $16.

  • Seventh Generation 7 of 11
    Seventh Generation

    Known for all kinds of eco-conscious products, Seventh Generation has sunscreen too.

    Buy it at Amazon for $17.23.

  • Blue Lizard 8 of 11
    Blue Lizard

    Blue Lizard has been topping this list for a few years now.

    Get it at Amazon for $19.54.

  • Coppertone 9 of 11

    Possibly the best known sunscreen on the market, Coppertone has good sensitive skin formulas for kids.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.59.

  • Kiss My Face 10 of 11
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    This brand is one of my favorites for shampoo and conditioner, Kiss My Face also makes gentle sunscreen.

    Get it from for $14.99.

  • TruKid 11 of 11

    This sport sunscreen from TruKid is fragrance free.

    Check out the TruKid website for purchase locations.

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