Introducing the top-rated sunscreen lotions for babies and kids in 2016.
A safe, effective sunscreen is an important part of a parent’s sun safety toolkit. Combined with protective clothing, hats, sunglasses and plenty of shade, sunscreen – applied liberally and frequently – can help keep kids safe from damaging UV rays.
But with so many products on the market, how can you know which sunscreens are any good? For the 2016 Guide to Sunscreens, EWG analyzed more than 100 sunscreens marketed for babies and kids.
Here are our 22 best-scoring sunscreen lotions for kids in 2016:
Adorable Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30+
All Good Kid’s Sunscreen, SPF 33
All Terrain KidSport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
ATTITUDE Little Ones 100% Mineral Sunscreen, Fragrance Free, SPF 30
babyhampton beach*bum sunscreen, SPF 30
Badger Kids Sunscreen Cream, SPF 30
Bare Belly Organics Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30
Belly Buttons & Babies Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Baby, SPF 30+
BurnOut Kids Physical Sunscreen, SPF 35
California Baby Super Sensitive Sunscreen, SPF 30+
COOLA Suncare Baby Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Moisturizer, SPF 50
Goddess Garden Kids Sport Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
Hampton Sun Sunscreen Lotion For Baby, SPF 45
Jersey Kids Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
Kiss My Face Organics Kids Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30
Nurture My Body Baby Organic Sunscreen, SPF 32
Substance Baby Natural Sun Care Creme, SPF 30
Sunology Natural Sunscreen, Kids, SPF 50
Sunumbra Sunkids Natural Sunscreen, SPF 40
Thinksport for Kids Sunscreen, SPF 50+
TruKid Sunny Days Sport Sunscreen, SPF 30+
EWG’s list represents the top-scoring sunscreen lotions. We don’t recommend spray sunscreens. Kids can inhale spray products, and they may provide inadequate skin coverage. Studies indicate that many people don’t apply enough sunscreen when using stick products either.
Click here to learn more about how we made the list and check out the ratings of more than 750 sunscreens, moisturizers and lip products with SPF in EWG’s 2016 Guide to Sunscreens.
For more information about how to stay safe in the sun, visit EWG’s Sun Safety Campaign.