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favorite sunscreens

Have you seen the articles lately about which sunscreens are good and which are not so good?

It's tough to navigate this saturated market and to know which is the right one for those soft-skinned little ones. Penelope has already spent a lot of time in the sun so far this spring and summer and I make sure to always keep her as covered as I can (without making the poor child suffer) and fully coated in sunscreen (sun protection is a topic I take seriously). Most of the time (not like the photo above), I keep her in long sleeve rash guards...but sometimes it's fun to also let her just be in a regular bathing suit, especially in the late afternoon/low sun hours.

For our upcoming trip to Aruba, I purchased some of the babyganics sunscreen products and I'm excited to try them out. In the past, we also had good experiences with Banana Boat Baby and Coppertone Waterbabies, but I wanted to move to something organic.

I picked up two tubes of sunscreen cream and two bottles of spray. We like spray for the top of her head, those hairlines are so dang white that looking at them in the direct sunlight makes me cringe. I've tried to get her to wear a hat but that is usually hit or miss. When P was an infant I really loved the babyganics products because it was all gentle but effective. I used the laundry detergent, stain remover, insect repellent, hand sanitizer and dish soap.

For myself, I used to love Neutrogena but now I'm not so sure after this article blasts it as being the absolute worst. Last year, we used No-Ad and one giant bottle more than got us through a week in the Caribbean, and so that's what we will be going with this year too.

What are your favorite sunscreens for your kids and for you?

psst...this is not a sponsored post, I just really love the babyganics brand and wanted to start the discussion on favorite sunscreens!

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