June 21st, 2007 by Kristin

As I was sitting down to my few minutes of computer time that I get a day, I noticed a news article from our local ABC station on sunscreens. It jumped out at me because I have been searching for the best sunscreen to use on Nate when we go out for our walks. The article links to a study that was done on 800 different sunscreens to determine how much protection was actually being provided. I suggest that everyone take a look at the study and the sunscreen ratings, and find the one that will work best for you and your family.

2 Responses to “Sunscreens”

  1. Heidi Says:

    Wild stuff there. We always use the No-Ad brand baby spf45 stuff. I like it because it seems to be reasonably effective at stopping sunburn. And I like the texture better than other sunblocks we’ve tried. It’s very non-greasy and mild (my skin tends to be non-sunblock-friendly sometimes). Plus it’s cheap and readily available in many stores.

    It scored all right, but not great on the chart. 3 out of 10

  2. Lisa Says:

    I was looking for something else on NPR this morning, and came across a story on sunscreen, and remembered your post. It ignores the nano technology piece of the study you linked to, but there’s also a discussion of nano technology with scientists from a nano-tech center (I haven’t listened to the whole thing yet, and there’s no transcript, but it mentions sunscreen in the intro). If you search NPR for sunscreen, both of these come up.

    I thought when Emma was Nate’s age they said no sunscreen until 6 months? Am I remembering that incorrectly or has that changed? I don’t remember a reference to age in the study when I read it a few days ago.