Selecting Kid Friendly Sunscreen

The summer weather is definitely here with full force!   We have certainly been spending longer hours outdoors here at LifeSpan!  Whether you are at the pool or the park, a child’s tender skin is often more susceptible to burn than an adult’s skin.  With so many products on the market, it can be confusing and intimidating to decide which product will work best on your child.  Last summer the FDA changed some of the required wording on sunscreen labels to make it easier for consumers to pick products that meet their needs.   A good rule of thumb would be to look for a sunscreen that says broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection.  Sunscreens will no longer say “water-proof”, they must say “water-resistant”.  Also, sunscreen should now be applied every 2 hours as a general rule regardless of activity.  There are plenty of “kid-friendly” sunscreens on the market.  You can check out the list and ready more about sunscreens and children at

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