Sun cream for kids with sensitive skin! The lowdown on keeping your little ones safe in the sun.
Covering a wriggling child in sun cream is tricky enough, but when your little one has sensitive skin it can be even trickier. You don’t want to use anything that’s going to irritate their skin. That’s why Childs Farm sun protection products don’t contain parabens, SLSs, mineral oils, artificial colours or anything that might make sensitive skin flare up. Plus if you have a super-wriggler on your hands, their spray and roll-on sun lotions make everything easier.
Why is sun cream so important?
Young skin is much thinner than adults’, so it’s more susceptible to sun damage – a risk factor for skin cancer. It’s important that sun cream offers protection against both UVA and UVB, as well as an SPF of at least 30. In fact, Childs Farm sun lotions go up to 50+ SPF.
What about babies under six months?
Babies’ skin is particularly sensitive, so keep them out of direct sunlight all the time if they’re under six months old. (And don’t forget that cute sun hat to protect their head.) When your baby’s over six months, do a patch test before you try a new sun cream.
How else can you protect your child in the sun?
The Eyecare Trust recommends that children wear proper, UV-protecting sunglasses, not toy sunglasses, to protect their eyes from the sun. If your family’s heading to the beach, you can buy kids’ long-sleeved sun protection suits that block UV rays. This means that you only have to apply sun cream to the areas of your child’s body that aren’t covered. And that’s definitely less stressful for everyone.
Sun cream checklist
Childs Farm dermatologist Dr Jennifer Crawley gives her top tips on keeping your children safe in the sun:
- “Apply sun cream 20 to 30 minutes before going outside.”
- “Make sure you’re applying enough sun cream – don’t skimp on it.”
- “Don’t forget to put sun cream on those hidden places like behind the ears, and on the neck, shoulders and tops of feet.”
- “Reapply every couple of hours – people often forget to do this in the UK – and always after swimming.”
- “Try to stay out of the sun in the hottest part of the day, between 11 and 3 o’clock.”
- “Dress your little one in a sun hat, sunglasses and loose, breathable clothing.”
Childs Farm new formulation SPF 30 & 50+ sun cream for very high protection, is water resistant and protects young and sensitive skin from UVA and UVB rays, whilst keeping skin moisturised and hydrated. So you can relax while your children enjoy the sun safely.
Suitable for babies and upwards. Dermatologist and paediatrician approved as suitable for sensitive skin and safe for people who may be prone to eczema. Childs Farm unfragranced sun cream is registered with The Vegan Society!
What do Charly and Mandy think about the Childs Farm Sunscreen?
Charly very excitedly unwrapped the gift from the lovely humans at Childs Farm South Africa and Freebees PR and Marketing. As is now typical Cape Town weather, a morning downpour converted to a hot muggy afternoon and Miss C wanted to get into the pool. It was the perfect time to test the new Childs Farm sunscreen.
They absolutely loved the smell even though it was marked as odourless. As with all Childs Farm Products the sunscreen is perfectly suited for sensitive skin and junk free. It is made with natural ingredients and essential oils.
The products that they got were the SPF 30 sunscreen in cream form and an after sun product which Mandy has no doubt that she will need before summer ends. Mandy is a sunburn and sunstroke victim at least once a year. She loves that they also have roll on and spray on sunscreen options, roll on is so much easier for the face! Charly is old enough to know she doesn’t go out without sunscreen, but it is much easier to use a spray on sunscreen in the stressful rush of the mornings before school. Miss C didn’t end up all pink faced (unlike her daddy who didn’t think he needed sunscreen) and she was in the pool for well over an hour.
We weren’t paid for the review, just sent the products to try. As always with Childs Farm, we genuinely love the products. They have great packaging and gentle sweet smelling products that don’t aggravate Charly’s skin.
Where to get Childs Farm products?
- 125ml Childs Farm 50+ SPF sun cream – Retail Selling Price: R238.14
- 70ml Childs Farm 50+ SPF roll on lotion – Retail Selling Price: R197.74
- 125ml Childs Farm 50+ SPF sun spray – Retail Selling Price: R238.14
- 100ml Childs Farm After Sun – Retail Selling Price: R111.42
- 125ml Childs Farm 30 spf sun cream , 125ml – Retail Selling Price: R238.14
- 125ml Childs Farm 30 spf sun spray , 125ml – Retail Selling Price: R238.14
*RRP is at the sole discretion of the retailer.
Who is Childs Farm?
Launched in 2011 by Mum of two Joanna Jensen, Childs Farm is the second largest baby & child toiletries brand in the UK.
Although not organic, Childs Farm products uses naturally derived ingredients and essential oils to produce a range of mild, kind and delicious smelling toiletries that cares for the hair and skin of newborns and upwards. None of the products contains parabens, SLSs, mineral oils or artificial colours.
Childs Farm is a member of the Vegan Society. All Childs Farm products are suitable for vegans, with the exception of the hair conditioner and detangler, which both contain honey. Childs Farm has been awarded the Leaping Bunny certification which confirms that none of the ingredients or finished products are tested on animals.
Dermatologist and paediatrician approved, all Childs Farm products are put through extensive clinical tests and user trials to make sure everyone can use them – even those with sensitive skin and is also safe for people who may be prone to eczema.