Are you preparing for your baby’s first trip away in the sun? …read moreSee less
Or maybe you’re stocking up on sun cream for your child as the summer months creep in. Whatever the reason, you’ll find a selection of sun creams for babies and children from top brands like Nivea and Solero that are guaranteed to be kind to their skin.
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What age can my baby wear sun cream?
It’s recommended to only use sun cream when your baby is at least 6 months old.
This is because their skin is very delicate and thinner than adult skin, which could result in them developing a rash or irritation.
The NHS advises that you should keep babies under 6 months out of direct sunlight.
What makes baby sun cream different?
Baby sun cream is formulated specially for the delicate, sensitive skin of your baby, even if they are suffering from eczema.
They tend not to contain any added ingredients, like fragrance, that may aggravate their skin.
As baby sun cream is kinder and gentler to skin, it may also be suitable for adults with sensitive skin to prevent any irritation.
Why is sun cream important?
Sun cream isn’t just important on warm, sunny days, but on cloudy and rainy days, too.
Without wearing a layer of sun cream, your skin is at risk of being exposed to harmful UV rays which can lead to skin damage, wrinkles, sunburn, and sometimes skin cancer.
It’s important to wear an SPF of at least 30 to ensure you’re protected.
How long does sun cream last?
Sunscreen usually lasts for at least 3 years before it goes bad, and after this time, it becomes less effective at blocking UV rays, increasing your chances of getting sunburn or skin cancer.
However, if your bottle is less than 3 years old but it’s been left in a hot car for a couple of months, it probably won’t be very effective, either.