5 Best Sunscreens for Kids

Any one else up to their ears in sunscreen brand research?
Which is the best?
What do I even need to be looking for?
What happened to just buying any ole bottle with the little girl and her little tan lines?
I hear alot of people say we are just making things too complicated.
But yall, when you know better you do better. 
& I am not sure how, but there is some crud in kids sunscreens that you don't want on your skin let alone your child's.

What do I need to look for?

Back several years ago we were just buying sunscreen for blocking UVB rays, with SPF. But, with time & research we learned we also need to be blocking UVA rays as well. These don't necessarily cause sunburn but they penetrate deeply & can cause skin cancer.
So when looking you want a broad spectrum or multi spectrum sunscreen that will block both types of rays.

For kiddos I would recommend anything over 30 SPF to 50 SPF.
Remember the higher the SPF doesn't necessarily mean it protecting you more!

Another thing is finding something water resistant.
The ones I am featuring  are up to 80 mins which is phenomenal.

Some chemicals that are in adult sunscreens will very much irritate a kiddos skin.
 So, you want to avoid PABA {para-aminobenzoic acid} & benzephenones .
Much kinder ingredients  can be found in mineral screens for kiddos like titanium dioxde & zinc oxide. 

There is so much more to all of this, but take it from me who has spent late nights just wanting to make sure I am putting the right thing on my kids' skin & scroll to the list below

I was sent alot of PR mail for sunscreen brands, I have purchased alot, & I am putting together a list of the best that I have chose
& that I personally have used on my own girls. 

Blue Lizard

30+ Protection of UVA/UVB 
Mineral based
Water Resistant 80 mins
#1 Pediatrician Recommended
Reef Friendly meaning no Oxybenzone or Octinoxate
One thing I love about this brand is, if you are ever wondering if your kiddo {or you} need sunscreen or not-- simply take out the bottle.
The bottle turns blue when harmful UV light is touches it! 
The kids also think it is SO cool ;)

Think Baby/Sport

50+ SPF Broad Spectrum of UVA/UVB
Mineral Based
Water Resistant 80 minutes
Zinc Oxide 20% {this is highest level I have found in any other "clean" brand}
Dermatologist Recommended
No Animal Testing
No Paba, Parabens, BPA, Oxybenzone or other toxic chemicals

SuperGoop Play

I have 3 products from them I want recommend 
All of mentioned from this brand is mineral based & they are formulated without parabens, synthetic fragrance or Oxybenzone.

Non- Aerosol {this is huge & amazing}
Made with Marigold Extract
30+ SPF Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB
Water Resistant 80 mins
I am obsessed with this brand, but can we take a second to praise hand emoji a "spray" sunscreen without aerosol?!
Just shake to activate! If the mist is clear, keep shaking!
This also has a high Zinc Oxide percentage at 12% 

This is mostly so fun to apply for kiddos! It has super refreshing scent! It absorbs really fast, & because of the shea butter it leaves your skin nurished!

Other sunscreen we love that I was out of to take pics for this post are: