EWG’s Worst Sunscreens for Babies and Kids

Summer is almost upon us which means fun in the sun. But it also means making sure we are keeping our children (and ourselves) protected from the sun. There are so many sunscreens out there and lots of information about what we should and shouldn’t be buying. The Environmental Working Group is making it easier for us by publishing a list of the worst scoring sunscreens for kids and then also some suggestions for better options. 

Below are the 14 sunscreens EWG recommends avoiding:

And here are the 19 best scoring sunscreen lotions:

Adorable Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30+
All Good Kid’s Sunscreen, SPF 30
All Terrain KidSport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Skin Lotion Sunscreen, SPF 50
Babytime! by Episencial Sunny Sunscreen, SPF 35
Badger Baby Sunscreen Cream, SPF 30
Bare Republic Baby Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Baby, SPF 30+
BurnOut KIDS Sunscreen, SPF 35
California Baby Super Sensitive Sunscreen, SPF 30+
Caribbean Sol Sol Kid Kare, SPF 30
Goddess Garden Organics Baby Natural Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
Kiss My Face Organics Kids Sunscreen, SPF 30
Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen, SPF 50
Sunology Natural Sunscreen Kids, SPF 50
Sunumbra Sunkids Natural Sunscreen, SPF 40
ThinkSport Kids Sunscreen, SPF 50+
Tom’s of Maine Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
TruKid Sunny Days Sport Sunscreen, SPF 30

The EWG website has other tips that are important including wearing clothes to protect against the sun, find shade, where sunglasses, go outdoors in the early morning or late afternoon.

Happy almost summer and please be safe out there.