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I recently was on holiday with the kids at the in-laws house and it was unexpectedly sunny and I came without protection, sun protection that is, for the kids and so luckily my mother in law who has very white skin had a bottle of children's sun tan lotion in her cupboard as she has other grandchildren and have me this one to use during my stay. I've had to replace her bottle as we ended up using the whole thing as it really did offer good protection.
The bottle she gave us was a bottle of Nivea sun children's lotion in high factor 30 variety. The bottle is just a bottle of cream that you have to rub on yourself, for the kids I usually like the spray version of suntan lotion as I find it easier to apply but this was fine to rub on myself. My little girl who is three has actually got to the stage where she wants to rub on creams herself so its actually a good thing to get it into her mindset that she always needs to apply sun lotion in the sun and to start doing it herself.
This cream offers immediate protection which is great because I am usually trying to apply it as the kids are already running off into the garden/beach/sea and are too excited to have much cream applied. The cream is also water resistant which we put to good use in the splash zone of a local water park recently. The kids were in there for a long time an the cream stayed on them well and I did not have to reapply in the water which was nice.
On the back of this bottle it says that it is, "Especially formulated for children's delicate skin, Nivea sun children's lotion with an optimised balance of UVA and UVB(which are compliant with new EU guidelines) filters helps to protect the health of their skin. Nivea sun provides immediate protection against sunburn, long term skin damage and helps to reduce the risk of sun allergies. Vitamin e helps to protect against free radicals, reinforces skins own natural UV defences."
The cream is white and very thick and you can see where you have applied it on the skin as it stays on the surface for a while after you have applied it. I does go a bit sticky as most sun tan lotions do but not as bad as others I have tried.
I used this cream quite a few times on my face as well as I had no cream either and I was actually really pleased with the way it made my skin feel. I am quite pale and this cream kept my nose from going red and then when I washed it off in the evening my skin was really soft and smooth. I think this is probably because its a Nivea product so I would definitely look for Nivea sun products again.
The sun tan lotion comes in a 200ml blue bottle with a yellow flip cap lid and picture of a kid swimming with goggles on the front. It's a nice cream for kids and one I recommend.
Ok, so maybe at some point this year we may actually get a summer and have some sunshine.... Seems a long way off at the moment, but when (and if!) the sun does decide to make an appearance, it is vital that precautions are taken to protect our skin from it's harmful rays. This is especially true for children's skin and the sun lotion that I usually use for my sun is this one from Nivea.
I chose Nivea as this is the brand that I use for my skin so it is a brand I know and trust. Other sun lotions I have used have caused a reaction on my sometimes sensitive skin, so this was another factor in my decision as I hoped that this would be gentle on my son's skin.
The sun lotion comes in various bottle sizes but I bought a 200ml bottle for around £10. Prices can vary - it can be a lot more expensive than this - it can also be found sometimes on offers such as buy one get one free/half price, so it is worth looking around. The bottle is a deep blue on colour with a yellow top. On the front there is product labelling which has cartoon children and tells us the SPF - 50 plus. We are told that the lotion has an 'optimised balance of UVA/UVB filters which helps protect the health of children's skin'. We are also told that it is very water resistant. The bottle is made of a squeezy plastic so that in can be easily compressed to force out the lotion at the top.
The lotion itself is a pale creamy yellow colour and fairly runny. It has the distinctive smell that all suncreams seem to have. It can easily be rubbed on to the child's skin but does take a while to be absorbed. You can see the skin is coated in white where this is applied until it is rubbed in quite a few times. This means it is not the quickest to apply but it also means that you are able to get a good idea of coverage and see if any spots have been missed. It is a little greasy, so skin does take a while to feel 'dry' and for the lotion to be fully absorbed. The sun lotion has given my son great protection and, whilst I probably re-apply more often than necessary, it does last quite well too. I always reapply after exposure to water so can not really comment on water resistance - only that it has protected my son well whilst submerged/playing in water. It has also been kind on my son's skin - not caused any reaction or dried it out at all.
Overall, a very good sun protection product for children - let's hope we get some cause to use it!!
I had gone out for the day with my little boy and realised I had forgotten his suntan lotion. As the sun was starting to come out and we were spending the day outside I thought I better head to the shops to go and get some!
As we have used the Nivea range before I decided to stick to this and so picked up this children's lotion. It stands out well on the shelves due to the bright blue bottle and is in fact how I knew it was Nivea. It is a 50 SPF which is great as it is nice and high and so I don't need to be worried about my baby getting burnt at all. The bottle is also a decent size and looks as though it would last a while although we haven't had enough sun yet for me to put this to the test! It is quite expensive, I got mine from Boots for just under £10.00 but as it was for my baby I was happier to pay that sort of price. If it was for me I would have more likely looked around at other brands, but I wanted to use one I trusted.
There is a flip lid, which is easy to put up and down which is handy as with a baby I'm usually having to do things with one hand while holding my baby with the other! The lid is also orange which I found helpful as it separates it from the bottle, so you know exactly where to flip it up from.
The lotion itself is white and rather runny, so be warned when you go to squeeze it out you'll more then likely end up with more then what you wanted! There isn't really too much of a smell to it which is good as for a baby I don't want anything which is heavily perfumed. The lotion seems to go quite far on the body when your applying it, however even though it is a thin lotion I still found it needed quite a bit of rubbing in to fully absorb into the skin. This can be annoying, especially as it is a child's sun tan lotion as they don't want to sit there for ages while you rub it in! But once it is rubbed in it leaves the skin non-greasy and the skin feels nice and soft.
The lotion is also waterproof which is good as when there is water about my little boy loves to be in it and so it's nice to have your mind put at rest while their splashing about. However it does say once there out of the water to re-apply.
I would say that this is a good sun cream which I would recommend to others as most importantly it did the job and protected my baby boy from the sun.
On a recent trip abroad I decided to get my daughter who is two years old this sun cream. She had a bad reaction to Garnier sun screams that I had used in the past so I thought I would give this a try instead.
The bottle is available in pharmacies and most supermarkets. It costs about £10 in most of these places. I have only ever seen it available in 200ml which will last you weeks of everyday use on one child.
Naturally I chose the 50 factor which is the highest available and recommended for children. The lotion itself is cream and very runny. I found it quite messy on holidays because it just seemed to flow right out of the bottle. You really need to keep this upright in your bag. It had leaked onto my towel so many times that I had to place it in a sandwich bag to prevent even more spillage over my things. The lid doesnt seem to be as secure as it should.
It is waterproof even though I didnt get to test this really as my daughter wasnt running in and out of the pool herself. I did end up reapplying every few hours just to be on the safe side. When she was covered in cream I was content that she was safe and I never saw any signs of sun burn while using this lotion. It is awfully greasy on the face too and my daughter looked like she was sweating like a pig after I put it on her face. It got her hair all matted too.
Still it did protect my daughter from the sun but after a few days of use I noticed that it began to irritate her eyes and they became very red and sore. This was caused by her rubbing her eyes when she was tired, her hands would have sun cream on them and she would end up getting some in her eye.
If it soaked into the skin a bit better maybe this reaction would not have occured. I wouldnt recommend this to a friend because even though it did protect, I think it could be improved a lot in other ways before it would be worth £10.
last year we went to Spain and I wanted to get a different sun tan lotion for the kids to the one I had used the previous year in Cyprus. I wanted something that was more effective and with a name that I could trust. When I was a little girl I remember with great fondness the nivea brand. My nan swore by this cream and would apply it religiously. I also remember my mum applying nivea sun tan lotion and therefore thought I would give it a try for my children.
This nivea childrens sun tan lotion is not cheap. Infact it is quite expensive. I paid arount £10 for this lotion. However, I was more than happy to pay this if it would prove to protect my children. I was happy with the size of the bottle. It was not too big that it couldn't be stored within my travel luggage, but it was a good enough size to last my children well into the holiday.
This nivea children's lotion is waterproof. Which is excellent as my children are always in and out of the water when on holiday. I liked the smell of this sun tan lotion. It was quite gentle and not heavily perfumed as Ive found in some lotions. The lotion was quite thin in texture and I found that it was a little difficult to get the right amount out of the bottle. As I often found too much came out too quickly. However, it spread on well. Soaking well into the skin, but also leaving a white sheen on the body.
I was very happy to find when reading the packaging that this sun tan lotion contained vitamin E which helps to prevent ageing. In today's society, when there is so much emphasis on the ageing effect sun has on the skin. I felt much more confident and reassured that this product is working well to protect my children.
I found that I needed to reapply this lotion around every two hours. I found that this was sufficient to keep the skin looking healthy and free from red or sore areas. However, I would recommend judging this oneself as all children have different skin tones.
The only thing that I had a problem was with this product, is that my son came out in a small irritation rash. I am sure it was from this lotion. He has quite irritable skin and I have to be careful what products I use. I also found that the lid of the bottle was quite leaky and often my bag was slightly messy from the cream.
This product is very good at protection. However, I feel that improvements could be made on the packaging and also it could try and be more gentle to children's skin. I would use this lotion again on my daughter, but my son can not use it as it irritates his skin.
This lotion can be bought in a 50, 40 and 30 sun protection factors. This is a good range but I would also like to see a total sun block by this brand. This sun lotion is very effective in protecting the skin. I was happy with the coverage and the effectiveness of this lotion in the water. However, there is certainly some room for improvement.
Nivea Sun Baby Sun Lotion was the first sun block I bought for my son. He was a baby when I bought it for him and as it said sun protection for sensitive skin I decided to buy it. When he was a baby the sun block was satisfactory for him, but as he already had eczema I was careful to make sure he did not react to any new products, I didn't notice a great change in his skin condition in response to this sun lotion until he was over one years old.
As my son grew over a year old his eczema began getting worse and we were struggling to control it. As summer approached I noticed when he was exposed to the sun his skin would get noticeably more inflamed. I tried this sun block on two occasions and both times it aggravated him to the point I had to wash the sun lotion off him. He had some sort of skin reaction to it, making him red and itch until we washed it off and applied his eczema creams. Therefore I had to continue my search to find an alternative sun block.
This sun block did not suit my son's overly sensitive skin as he already suffers eczema so he may be a rare case. I have applied this lotion to my daughter who is five and it is fine on her and does not cause her skin to react so I will not rate this sun lotion down too much just as it did not agree with my son's skin as many lotions and creams do not agree with his skin.
This sun lotion is ideal for children that do not react to it. It has a SPF of 50+ which is a very high factor and will offer a lot of protection from the harmful rays of the sun. It has a four star UVA filter and also filters UVB. It will help protect against sun burn and other sun damage. It is fragrance, colorant and alcohol free. It contains vitamin E and almond oil which it says on the bottle will intensively moisturise their delicate skin. It comes in a 150ml bottle and costs £10.99 from Boots and is on offer at the moment for buy one get one free.
I personally do not think they should have added almond oil to the lotion as there may be many babies and children sensitive to certain nuts and perhaps this is what caused my sons skin to react. It is advertised as a sun lotion for sensitive skin but adding a nut based oil does not help those that may have sensitivity to nuts. I also feel it is expensive for a 150ml sun lotion to be £10.99 as there seem to be many alternative products that seem better and more cheaper. Four star is good but five star UVA is better in blocking harmful rays.
All of my family have very sun sensitive skin . In fact, my mum has a sunlight allergy as a result of a previous reaction to penicillin, so we all use suncream in the summer months. Especially with young children who might not know when to come out of the sun, it's important to have a good suncream , not just in the summer holidays, but to take to school to apply at breaktime.
The reason I chose Nivea is simply that it's a brand I trust- having used many of their products over the years, I knew when I was buying Nivea Sun Childrens Lotion that I would be buying a quality product .
The lovely bright blue packaging makes the bottle stand out , so that my daughter knows which sun cream is hers, and has a yellow flip top lid that can easily be opened one handed. The lid is also flat, allowing this to be stood on it's end so that every last drop comes out .The cream squeezes out easily, yet thankfully not so easily that a huge gush comes out at once.
The cream offers strong sun protection at factor 50, and is water resistant. You do need to apply it regularly - before going out in the sun, and then again 30 minute later. You also need to reapply after swimming.
I really like this cream - unlike many others I have tried it rubs in very easily, without leaving any stickiness or awful white colour . It doesn't smell much either - just a very light but not awful fragrance, and I find that it doesn't take long to absorb properly. The downside is that like many other sun lotions, it is pretty pricey at around £7 a bottle . However, that is a small price to pay for your childs safety - and please don't let the price make you apply sparingly to make it last - be liberal with this for the best protection!
Overall, 5 stars . Although it is pricey, I feel comfortable paying more for high sun protection from a quality brand.
After recently doing a big clear out and tidy up for the summer, I came across my daughter's nivea baby sun lotion from last year. At the time of sorting, the weather was beautiful out side and I was hoping that this was the first sign of some warmer weather as we head toward the summer. Unfortunately since then we have been graced with strong winds and showers. I have decided to review the sun cream as it was used at every opportunity possible last year.
Nivea baby comes in a dark blue bottle, which is fairly plain and gives all the required information. To be honest if I wasn't already a fan of nivea then I probably wouldn't have tried this product by looking at it in the store as there were so many other more colourful summery designed bottles. The bottle I purchased was 150ml.
This sun cream is factor 50+ and to be honest that is all I would use on my daughter's skin. It is especially formulated for sensitive baby skin and it is extremely water-resistant. The sun cream also contains panthenol and almond oil to help moisturise babies skin.
The sun cream is off-white in colour and has virtually no smell. The cream is very thick and easy to apply. I was glad to see that it wasn't too easy to absorb, as I like to keep a good layer over my daughter. Once the cream is applied a light fresh smell becomes obvious. The cream isn't sticky or greasy and I was very impressed to see that after an hour in the water I could still see small patches on my daughter where I had rubbed it on quite thick. Even so as advised on the bottle, the cream must be applied again after swimming and towelling.
Depending on how much sunny weather we have, I feel that a bottle of the sun cream doesn't last very long considering I apply quite a lot and my daughter is in and out of the water all day.
As the summer months come there are a lot of stores such as boots that has buy one get on free or half price offers on the sun cream range. While these offers are available I would recommend stocking up as this sun cream costs around £9.00.
I do like this sun cream. It is thick and covers well and also has a UVA/UVB protective system. I think it can be a bit pricey when not purchased on offer as the bottle probably wont last the whole summer and more than 1 will be needed. After running out of nivea one day I tried my cousins banana boat spray lotion that my auntie had picked up from the pound shop. I was a little bit dubious, as I hadn't heard of this make, as I trusted nivea. I have to say it did work probably just the same. My daughter was still fully covered and there were no sign of sunburn marks. The 2 lotions had so many similar qualities, I almost felt silly for buying a £9.00 one, when I could have had the same effect with a one for a quid.
Although the sun creams are so similar and both do a great job I will still be buying the nivea one this year. I don't mind paying that bit extra for the name I can trust. People say you get what you pay for these days so there is obviously some reason as to why the nivea is fairly expensive. I would definitely recommend this sun cream even though there are cheaper ones around with similar qualities.
Since summer is upon us (she says looking out the window at torrential rain in July!), I thought it would time to review some seasonal products, and why not make it a baby product!
I had my son last March,and when the summer came around I wanted only the best things for him, which is why I turned to Nivea Sun Creams. My mum had used them on my brother and I when we went abroad and we never got burnt so for me, that was a great advert. So I strolled into my local chemist and headed straight for the sun creams.
To be honest, I was totally shocked at the price of the stuff! I realise that it is only used for a small portion of the year and a bottle can last a long time, but even so! It was advertised at £10.99 for a 200ml bottle. Luckily, as it usually is throughout the summer, they were on Buy One Get One Free, so I grabbed 2 bottles thinking £5.50 a bottle sounded a lot more reasonable! I have found these tend to be on offer right through the summer at various supermarkets and chemists, so you can always grab these at a much better price.
Now for the cream itself. It isn't too runny which is great when applying to a very little baby as my son was last year. It had a very nice pleasant fragrance, which I can't liken to anything else to be honest! The cream is a creamy colour and even on my son's dark skin it was still well absorbed and he didn't look too patchy!
The cream comes in a 200ml bottle, which is a nice colbalt blue colour with a bright yellow flip top. It has the Nivea Sun logo at the top in the middle of the bottle, with CHILDREN'S LOTION written across the middle in coloured letters. Just underneath that in an orange dot, it has the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) written in white letters. The bottle also states it has "Immediate Protection". Long-Lasting Water Resistance, and UVA/UVB Protection System. The back of the bottle has the usage instructions and a long list of ingredients.
The cream comes in the following SPF's: 25, 40 and 50+.The cream also allows your child to play in the water for 80-120 minutes without needing to reapply, but I would still reapply it more regularly just to be safe. It also contains Vitamin E to help combat free radicals & premature skin ageing.
Nivea also do a BABY Sun Lotion which is SPF 50+ which has been specially developed for sensitive baby skin. The children's lotion also comes in a spray, which I am yet to try.
I would definitely recommend this sun cream. If you buy on an offer as I did, it works out at quite good value, and it seems to provide great protection. I even use it on myself and I haven't yet used even half a bottle! A great cream from a well known skin care company.
See the Nivea website for details on other creams available in the Nivea Sun range:
Sun Care. Immediate protection from UV rays. Vitamin E to help combat free radicals & premature skin ageing. Long-lasting water resistance to allow your child to play safely in the water from 80 minutes to 120 minutes