Baby & Kids Sunscreen

What SPF should you use for kids and babies?

It has been recommended to use sunscreen with an SPF no lower than 15, but also to experiment with various SPF levels to see what works best for your child.


Can you use sunscreen on babies younger than 6 months?

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, it is recommended to wait until your baby is at least 6 months old to use sunscreen on their sensitive skin. Instead, take efforts to shield your baby from direct sunlight. Once your baby reaches 6 months, you may want to begin experimenting with various sunscreens to find what works best for your baby.

 

Can adults use sunscreen for babies?

Yes, and maybe you should! Baby sunscreens may use a mineral-based formula, often with base ingredient zinc, that sits atop the skin rather than absorbing into the skin. Adult-mineral-based sunscreens are also available on Well.ca and often have smaller particles than baby-mineral-based sunscreens, which can allow the formula to be applied so that it looks clear rather than white.