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WDWfeelslikehome
04-16-2008, 06:47 PM
A new dad here, just brought our son home from Russia last month. :woohoo: He's light complected with blond hair, has somewhat sensitive skin, is very active, and being that the snow has finally melted here we are starting to do a lot more outdoor activities. I need to find a sunblock that works well for DS 2.5. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Dis'ers! :grouphug:

goofygal531
04-16-2008, 06:49 PM
Congrats!

I like Waterbabies Spray (pink can). You can easily spray it on while they're trying to run away! :rotfl2:

jjhardy
04-16-2008, 07:01 PM
My BIL is a dermatologist and says to get something high in Zinc. I found baby suntan stick at Babies-R-Us with Zinc in it. It's a pink glue stick like tube. A little goes a long way for my blonde fair skinned DD.

ChillyWilleys
04-16-2008, 07:05 PM
My DD is so pale she's practically transparent. I like to start the day out with a nice coat of water babies from the regular bottle to make sure I get every little spot of her, then I touch up through out the day with the spray can version. Its definitely quicker to use the spray can but I think you have more control with the bottle and can put on a thicker coat, so thats my routine.

goofygal531
04-16-2008, 07:08 PM
My BIL is a dermatologist and says to get something high in Zinc. I found baby suntan stick at Babies-R-Us with Zinc in it. It's a pink glue stick like tube. A little goes a long way for my blonde fair skinned DD.

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=74612&catid=12101
I think this is what your talking about.

It looks like zinc is only added when in stick form. None of the spray or lotions have zinc in them.

Good to know, just difficult to get on squirming child :rotfl2:

monorailsilver
04-16-2008, 07:14 PM
My ds had very bad excema as a baby to the point that the skin was off his face. The derm we went to said to use Neutrigena for sensitive skin.

But the one he liked wasn't waterproof. So I would use that on his face & waterproof neutrigena on his body.

Now that his face is closed & has been for a few years now (he is 4 1/2) I still buy neutrigena. I just bought some today too.

momtoBrandon&Jacob
04-16-2008, 07:19 PM
A new dad here, just brought our son home from Russia last month. :woohoo: He's light complected with blond hair, has somewhat sensitive skin, is very active, and being that the snow has finally melted here we are starting to do a lot more outdoor activities. I need to find a sunblock that works well for DS 2.5. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Dis'ers! :grouphug:

I've always used water babies for my kids. By the way, I am Russian and would like to commend you for adopting a Russian child. :thumbsup2

Ariel8676
04-16-2008, 08:31 PM
I would look into Blue Lizard (they have sensitive & baby formula) Or California Baby..they are awesome and don't have all of the nasty chemicals in them like a lot of the more popular brands :)

2poohbears
04-16-2008, 08:39 PM
My ds had very bad excema as a baby to the point that the skin was off his face. The derm we went to said to use Neutrigena for sensitive skin.

But the one he liked wasn't waterproof. So I would use that on his face & waterproof neutrigena on his body.

Now that his face is closed & has been for a few years now (he is 4 1/2) I still buy neutrigena. I just bought some today too.

We use Neutrogena as well. My boys both have sensitive skin, and this one seems to work well for us. I also like that it goes on more like a moisturizer than a lot of other sunblocks - so many of them seem really oily to me.

wlwilliams9
04-16-2008, 08:40 PM
Aveeno Baby Sunscreen SPF 55. Great natural product, it's the only thing I'll use on our DD. Both Dermatologist and Pediatrician recommended it and I did some research myself. It's one of the top 3 baby sunscreens.

workinmomof2
04-16-2008, 09:09 PM
Neutrogena is great for children with sensitive skin. Also, get him in the habit of wearing a hat. It helps alot. My boys learned they could not go outside without their sunblock and hat. It is just second nature now before they go outside. Congratulations on being a new dad!!!

Ariel8676
04-17-2008, 05:18 AM
http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ This is a great website to check out!!

goldenears
04-17-2008, 07:06 AM
Congratulations! My DD is two and also has VERY sensitive skin. The best sunblock I have found for her is made by Arbonne. It doesn't make her break out in a rash and works really well...super coverage!

ChillyWilleys
04-17-2008, 07:15 AM
http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ This is a great website to check out!!

Well now I'm depressed. Just about everything we use is killing us, and there aren't many options that are all that much better. Good site though.

bambam007
04-17-2008, 09:24 AM
mustasa (spelling poor)
They have a great line and I believe one for babies faces with zinc. It is a little expensive. I bought that particular item at Norstroms in Coral Gables Miami. I've looked in the stores here and they have other Mustasa products, however not that one. I use it on the face for high sun exposure days, kite flying/beach.

bunnyscootles
04-17-2008, 09:30 AM
I would look into Blue Lizard (they have sensitive & baby formula) Or California Baby..they are awesome and don't have all of the nasty chemicals in them like a lot of the more popular brands :)

:thumbsup2 - I like Cali Baby Lotions and stuff but prefer Blue Lizard for sunscreen - it just rubs in a little easier.

I've not tried the new stick kind though - anyone?

jjhardy
04-17-2008, 09:48 AM
http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=74612&catid=12101
I think this is what your talking about.

It looks like zinc is only added when in stick form. None of the spray or lotions have zinc in them.

Good to know, just difficult to get on squirming child :rotfl2:

That is it. I agree it's not the easiest to get on a squirming child but it's what the doctor ordered so I try to do like the previous user posted. I use this once then do touch ups through out the day. I put the stick on her before she gets dressed like a lotion so I know I get everything and if a shirt rides up during the day her tummy won't burn.

hlbrink
04-17-2008, 09:53 AM
We like Blue Lizard and it is zinc-based :thumbsup2

bunnyscootles
04-17-2008, 09:58 AM
None of the spray or lotions have zinc in them.

Blue Lizard does!

http://www.crownlaboratories.com/bluelizard/products.html


ETA hlbrink: you beat me to it!

jjhardy
04-17-2008, 10:19 AM
I have never seen the blue lizard before but I will be sure to look for it now and use that lotion and keep the stick in the diaper bag since it's not messy and there's no chance of a spill..

Ariel8676
04-17-2008, 10:57 AM
I can honestly say that in the 3 years we have been using Blue Lizard, we have not had any burns...maybe a bit of red cheeks, but that is it...and we spend a lot of time outdoors!!!

jakenjess
04-17-2008, 11:21 AM
Coppertone Spectra has zinc oxide. I have a friend who uses Blue Lizard, and I think she said she has to order it on line. I've never seen it in stores.

everylastbreath
04-17-2008, 11:22 AM
Congrats!

I like Waterbabies Spray (pink can). You can easily spray it on while they're trying to run away! :rotfl2:

We used this with 2 year old GS last year in WDW, and worked great! didn't even get a little pink, we just kept re-applying often!

seeking pixie dust
04-17-2008, 11:26 AM
My youngest has really bad eczema and our dermatologist recommended the Neutragea Sensitive Skin. We love it! It's only an SPF 30, but we haven't had any sunburns.

goofygal531
04-17-2008, 03:02 PM
Here's where you can find Blue Lizzard at a store near you:
http://www.crownlaboratories.com/bluelizard/DealerLocator/index.php

Never heard of it before, but Austrailians know sun products! Have the Pepany sunshade from Austraila and love that thing! I know a lot of the sun hats and baby sunglasses (Baby Banz) are all manuf. in Austraila.

scorpad99
04-17-2008, 03:44 PM
the NO-AD in the pink bottle for babies does have zinc in it, and you can find that at any walmart or store like walmart. I`ve also bought plain zinc and added it to the sunscreen bottle, lol, it works for me! they sell zinc in a jar and ive been known to dump the sunscreen out of the bottle and mix it together and re-bottle it.............I felt like a chemist even though I have no degree, LOL
anyway these were only suggestions
Congrats!!!!!

MNFootballMommy
04-17-2008, 04:22 PM
I would like to second (or third) (or fourth) the Blue Lizard. Our pediatrician had recommended it for DD during her first summer! Works great!:thumbsup2

EnchantedPrincess
04-17-2008, 04:28 PM
We also use Blue Lizard. Both dd and ds have eczema and very sensitive skin and Blue Lizard works great for us.

WDWfeelslikehome
04-23-2008, 06:14 AM
Thanks everyone for your advice and experiences. I grabbed a tube of Baby (Blue) Lizard and tried it this past weekend. It didn't irritate DS's skin, and seemed to work well, no burns.:cool1:
May also try California Baby, but haven't found it yet.

Thanks again Dis'ers!:goodvibes

polineedyan
04-23-2008, 06:49 AM
NoAd, SPF 50..Just bought mine!:3dglasses

xxWDWfreak
04-23-2008, 09:49 AM
pink bottle of HAWAIIAN TROPIC
baby faces 60+ spf. water proof and non stinging

snugglepeas
04-23-2008, 11:48 AM
Congrats!

I like Waterbabies Spray (pink can). You can easily spray it on while they're trying to run away! :rotfl2:

I love waterbabies but not the spray kind, my daughter(2 years old) screams every time we use it because it comes out VERY cold.