SUNSCREEN 101 | South Shore Moms

As a mom, protecting your littles is a priority. In the summer, of course, you want to be outside as much as possible, but that comes with the battle of putting on sunscreen and making sure it actually works! TSSM did a bit of research to find the best options for this summer.

The main qualities to look for:
SPF 30 or greater, broad spectrum, and water resistant




Thinkbaby Sunscreen

Rated #1 by the EWG (environmental working group) since 2010, this was the first to pass the Whole Foods Premium Care. It is mineral based and free of harmful chemicals. At SPF 50+, it provides strong coverage in addition to being water resistant and broad spectrum. Especially with Amazon Prime, it can be delivered right to your doorstep!

Badger Sunscreen

This SPF 35 sport sunscreen is cream based and both moisturizes and protects your skin. It’s active ingredient is uncoated zinc oxide and the additional ingredients are organic and act as moisturizers. This family owned company was established in 1995 and continues to grow today.

Baby Badger Sunscreen

This sunscreen meets the premium body care standards and was formulated specifically for babies. The zinc oxide acts as a broad spectrum protector while the chamomile extracts and calendula provide a light, calming scent. Like the original Badger Sunscreen, all ingredients are organic.

Alba Botanica Kids 

This broad spectrum, water-resistant spray absorbs quickly and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes. It is PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) free and recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.



When applying sunscreen, be sure to use a liberal amount…
(what does that mean, you ask?)

For adults, applying an ounce – which is the same size as a shot glass.
For kids, it varies depending on their age and size but when in doubt, just use a bit more. Better safe than sunburnt!

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