Why Choosing AVEENO® Baby Was My Natural Choice

Why Choosing AVEENO® Baby Was My Natural Choice

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Why Choosing AVEENO® Baby Was My Natural Choice

My mother loves to tell the story about how, when I was a baby, I could get a sunburn in the time it took to go from the house to the car. I think there is a good chance she is exaggerating a bit with that story. However, being a red headed, fair skinned baby I did burn quite easily. There were a few sun protection products available back in the 70s but sunscreen certainly wasn’t on the shelves of every store like it is today and it wasn’t nearly as effective as the sunscreens available today. And, not only was I extremely fair skinned, I also was blessed with sensitive skin (even eczema as a baby). There were absolutely no products made especially for me. In those days my mother’s best bet to keep me safe from the sun was to keep me covered up.

Fast forward a few decades and things have sure changed. First of all, we are much more aware of the long term damage the sun can cause then we were when I was a kid. Back then it was more about avoiding painful burns. Today, well of course we want to also keep our kids from painful sunburns but we also know that even without a burn the sun can cause damage. Thankfully sunscreen has come a long way over the years. It’s more effective. It’s available with a higher SPF. Some of it is water resistant. And a few products are actually made with baby’s and children’s delicate skin in mind.

When I became a mom to my own fair and delicate skinned baby I was really grateful that I had more options than just stay inside or cover her from head to toe to keep her skin protected and healthy in the summer. We have always been an “outdoorsy” active family, spending summers at the lake, camping, fishing and just being outside so sun protection has been really important for us. How do you get outside and keep your little ones safe from the sun?

Babies under 6 months need to be kept out of direct sunlight. Newborns have very little melanin, the pigment that provides a little bit of natural sun defence. Babies this young also can also overheat and/or get dehydrated very quickly. Obviously nobody wants to be cooped up all summer long and you don’t have to. Use a stroller with a sun shade, sit in the shade of an umbrella or trees. Plan your baby outings for early morning or evening.

Once your little one hits 6 months they can handle a bit more sun but you still need to be diligent with protecting them. Keep direct sun exposure to a minimum (especially until they are a year old). Get them into the habit of wearing hats and sunglasses early on (it’s important to protect those eyes too).  Luckily at this age you can start to use sunscreen on babies. How do you know what sunscreen to use? For me that choice is easy. I have been using AVEENO® sunscreen products on myself for years. Although I eventually outgrew the eczema I had as a baby, I still have very sensitive skin. AVEENO® was always just the natural choice for me when it came to sun protection. So it was also the natural choice to use on my own baby.

AVEENO® Baby Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 is extremely mild on baby’s sensitive skin while still maintaining broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. It also contains ACTIVE NATURALS® colloidal oatmeal. If you’ve ever had eczema or even just very sensitive skin you probably know how awesome colloidal oatmeal can be at soothing dry and irritated skin and maintaining moisture for dry skin. What’s more, it’s a mineral sunscreen that uses 100% naturally sourced active ingredients, making it a more natural choice. It’s also fragrance free which in our family is a must.

When it comes to products for our babies and kids there are so many choices it can be hard to figure out which is the best. I’ve used AVEENO® products (not just sun care products) for myself for years. Moreover, AVEENO® is the #1 pediatrician recommended baby brand so I feel as though it’s a very trusted brand and is also highly recommended by a lot of moms (including this one). And that speaks volumes too. Moms always want the best for their baby’s.

So this summer grab a bottle of AVEENO® Baby Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 (which is also available in a convenient stick for easy application on baby’s face) and enjoy a little sun knowing that not only is your little one protected but you are being gentle to their sensitive skin needs.

This post was sponsored by AVEENO® Baby , but the opinions expressed are my own.


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This article has 42 comments

  1. I use Aveeno products for myself as well. I figure my kids shouldn't be the only ones that are protected! I also like is that they're fragrance free.

    Besos Sarah.
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  2. Such a great product for sensitive skin! Love them!

  3. I did not realize that they made sun care products too, but my paediatrician recommended their baby lotion to me when my son's skin was sensitive.
    My recent post A 2-Step Toothpaste? I Tried Crest Pro-Health HD Daily Toothpaste for 10 Days With My Husband

  4. I love that it comes in a stick form! Makes it so much easier to apply!
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  5. Aveeno is my favorite product. My skin reacts often to products and Aveeno has always been safe for me. I've never tried their SPF, I'll be grabbing some for our vacation in two weeks.

  6. Aveeno was the only thing to worked on my sisters dry skin as a child. We used it in the bath and the cream afterwards and it make a world of difference.

  7. Love their sunscreen – goes on so smooth and without any skin reactions. Perfect for our family with sensitive skin.

  8. I truly love Aveeno. Their eczema cream is the best. I use it every day.
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  9. hugshomemadegmailcom
    Saturday 9 July 2016, 8:51 am

    I love Aveeno too. I use Aveeno products too my 2 year old. It's very gentle to little one's sensitive skin. 

  10. I love the Aveeno baby sunscreen, I’ve used it on both my boys!

  11. Stephanie LaPlante
    Tuesday 12 July 2016, 11:51 am

    My family absolutely loves all Aveeno products. They make your skin feel great.

  12. Our whole household uses Aveeno products. They work in so many ways.

  13. What a wonderful sunscreen for sensitive skin! That would be perfect for my granddaughter.

  14. I just love this product for myself not just my baby 🙂

  15. We do not have babies anymore but we use Aveeno.

  16. I use other Aveeno products on my kids but haven't used this yet. I will give it a try for sure. It sounds great.

  17. Both of my grandbabies have used these Aveeno products since they were born last year! Thanks for a great post!

  18. I won some of these products and now they are my daughter(and grand daughters)favorite

  19. Florence Cochrane
    Tuesday 12 July 2016, 2:58 pm

    I love the Aveeno products. My husband has sensitive skin and uses the baby products.

  20. I have used Aveeno products for years.  Glad to see they are making sunscreen products for little ones; it is so important to keep them protected safely.

  21. I love aveeno baby for the kids 

  22. we always rely on the sunscreen by Aveeno!

  23. I love Aveeno products for my kids and myself.

  24. My daughter has and uses this for her young one, she loves it very much, Aveeno is a great product!!

  25. I just love Aveeno products as they truly are the best!

  26. My sister always uses this for my niece!

  27. Great reminder sunscreen important to protect the skin.

  28. I love Aveeno! it is what our whole family uses actually! My husband and I have our Aveeno Body lotion and we also have for our daughters too. Keeps our skin nice and smooth. We have yet to try the sunscreen though. I will have to keep that in mind next time we go for a shop

  29. I have always liked the Aveeno adult products so I definitely used the Aveeno Baby ones with my little ones.

  30. I love Aveeno for my skin why wouldn't I trust it for baby's

  31. I liked your Why Choosing AVEENO® Baby Was My Natural Choice post.
    AVEENO Baby Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 is a great product.

  32. When my baby was little it was common practice (and I think common sense) to put a hat on her head. Nowadays I see so many mothers out and about with their baby not wearing a hat, and makes we wonder if they've put sunscreen on their little ones.

  33. I love Aveeno products, perfect for all ages. They work well with my skin.

  34. I LOVE Aveeno products!

  35. Aveeno is awesome for dry skin conditions.Their products are amazing and I use them for my skin
    to heal my eczema and to moisturize my skin.

  36. I didn’t know they made a sunscreen too, thanks for the info.

  37. I love Aveeno products, especially the body wash!

  38. I loved the aveeno excema cream when my girls were young!

  39. We also love Aveeno products, especially for our daughter's sensitive skin!

  40. I didn’t even know about AVEENO® Baby Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 . I use Aveeno moisturiser but didn’t know they had sunscreen. A stick too for baby’s face! I would like this for my own face. I have white skin so I am very nervous in the sun too. Sensitive skin too but Aveeno is ok for me. I will be checking out the baby sunscreen for sure

  41. This is a great product and my daughter loves using it on her little one!!

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