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Sun cream for kids
Member Name: dustmad
Date: 31/01/09, updated on 18/02/09 (27 review reads)
Advantages: protects them from the suns rays
Disadvantages: difficult to pin your child down to have it put on
Any parent will tell you what a real nightmare it is trying to apply sun cream to their child. It really is a struggle to get my son to keep still to have it put on , and it ends up going everywhere. My little boy is 14 months old, and I remember vividly last summer trying to apply the sun cream before I took him out, what a battle I had. He has fair hair and so I was extra careful to slap the cream on him everywhere. Infact I think that I got a bit obsessed by it. I went through several different types of sun cream, but the best one that I found was the Nivea once. It says that you only need to apply it every 8 hours. When I would send my son to nursery I would put it on him in the morning and it would last all day. It does not feel sticky or leave him looking like a ghost. It is priced quite high from what I remember, at around £8 a bottle, but quite often you can get it on offer for buy one get one free in Boots. I bought the 200ml size, and found that it lasted about 2 months. It is important to use sunsreen properly. It is best to apply it at least 30 minutes before going out into the sun, and if you use a regular sunscreen you need to remember to reapply it regularly. I understand that it is easy to forget to reapply it, but it is so important. I work in a doctors surgery and I see so many patients who come in with sun damaged skin which needs bandaging or older patients who have caused the damage years ago by not using sun screen, and needing to have cryotherapy to clear it. Protect yourself, get some sunscreen!!
Summary: Sun cream is so important for your child , but its hard to find a good one