Collection: Baby Sunscreen

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Collection: Baby Sunscreen

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Is there a difference between sunscreen and baby sunscreen?

Sunscreen is sunscreen. As long as you are getting an SPF 50 or higher it will for the most part protect you and your baby’s skin. The difference depends on what formulas the sunscreen is made of. Our formulas do differ from one another because they have different actives that protect from harmful UVA rays and UVB rays. For instance, our Mineral SPF 50+ is made from a Zinc Oxide active.

When looking at physical vs chemical sunscreen, this particular formula falls under the physical (mineral) category. On the other hand, Our Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 50+ and other body formulas are made up from chemical actives.

Can you put normal sunscreen on babies?

You are able to put any sunscreen on babies 6 months or older. However, it is best to be cautious of their delicate skin, hence why we have formulated our own baby sunscreen with fewer ingredients, aka less chance your baby will have an irritation.

What sunscreen levels should I use for babies and children?

Sun protection is super important for both you and your baby. We believe you can never be too careful and recommend applying a broad spectrum sunscreen SPF 50 or higher, especially if it's for your baby.

What if my child has a reaction?

It’s extremely important to do a patch test on your child before applying any new sunscreen. Our Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 50+ and Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+ are both fragrance free and suitable for sensitive skin. If a reaction still occurs, it’s best to see your family doctor or a paediatric dermatologist.

Can babies under 6 months wear sunscreen?

It is not recommended to apply sunscreen on babies under 6 months of age. This is because your baby’s skin is extremely delicate to most things that are put on it, including ingredients in sunscreen and other skin care products. However, for a baby under six months, sunburn is worse than a little sunscreen. When shade and clothing aren’t sufficient and you choose to introduce sunscreen, we recommend patch testing first to note any possible reactions.

What else can I do to protect my baby or child from the sun?

Sun protective clothing and long sleeves! Ensure your baby’s face, neck and ears are protected with a wide-brimmed hat and cover as much of their skin as possible. Seek shade and aim to minimize your time outside between 10am-4pm during the summer period when UV levels are their strongest. Apply a water resistant sunscreen when you and your baby are swimming and other protective clothing. Don’t forget how to apply sunscreen effectively.

Can I use sunscreen when pregnant?

Sunscreen which has been approved by the TGA is safe to use during pregnancy. All of our sunscreens are approved by the TGA. If you are worried, it’s advised to speak to your doctor.