About every April, for the last 7 years, I go through a strange ritual of gathering old tubes of sunscreen, worrying about which ones to buy again, sitting on it until May when my daughters' first sunburn reminds me time to buy! But which ones are best. It is not just about exposure from the sun. It is also about exposure to ingredients IN the sunscreen. At last weeks New Mom Support Group we discussed a small fraction of the options available in the "natural" sunscreen industry. We compared prices, safety ratings, and usability. We used Skin Deep, the Environmental Working Group's cosmetic database, to select only sunblocks with the best safety rating. To check out your sunblock and other baby products visit Skin Deep.
What are your favorite sunblocks for baby? What are your thoughts on ingredient safety in baby products, does it keep you up at night or do you sleep soundly?