Let me preface this entry by saying I have not yet tried any of these products yet, and the companies have not asked me to promote them, nor do they know that I am doing so. These are just some products or companies I've come across in my search to protect my little one from the harsh rays of his first summer without slathering him with chemicals or keeping him tethered to my sofa indoors all season! Check 'em out if you're so inclined, and please leave a comment if you have tried (and recommend or don't recommend) any of these!
Sunny Sleevez - UPF 50+ sleeves - much cooler than long sleeves, and quick to pull off when kiddie comes inside and throw on again before heading back outside. $14.99 for a pair.
Coolibar - Sun protection gear for the whole family, though it looks like from 6 months for babies. I'm thinking about this one piece UPF 50+ romper, but I'm not sure if we'll be going to the beach or pool this summer, and $40 (plus shipping?) is a bit much for "maybe". And also, seems like it'd be hot.
Baby Banz - UPF 50+ sunglasses, hats, swimwear, etc. $17-20 for a pair of baby sunglasses, about 3 times more than Target, which do say "UV Protection" but don't say what level, so...you get what you pay for?
UV Skinz - UPF 50+ outdoor and swimwear products for the whole family.
Tickle Time - 100% all natural mineral powder UVA/UVB protection, lasts all day and is water resistant. I saw this on "The Doctor's" and looks very interesting!
Badger All Natural Sunscreen - UVA/UVB water resistant, comes in scented and unscented.
Poofy Organics "The" Sunscreen - effective yet toxic-free at 22.5% zinc oxide. Free of chemical fragrances, parabens, and nanoparticles.
If this post has gotten you thinking about the safety of any of your products at home, check out Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database - they rate tons of stuff on their safety for us and the environment!
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