Sun Protection for Kids, Toddlers & Babies | SunSense

Sun Protection for Kids, Toddlers & Babies

To help protect your child from the sun's harmful UV rays, try the following sun safety steps. 

As summer approaches, your family and kids will start heading to the beach, playing in the backyard, and enjoying the summer sun. Sometimes, the busy summer season means rushed day trips and unplanned outside adventures. It’s always good to have sunscreen on hand for all outdoor occasions. Sun protection is our primary priority, and should be one of yours, too. 

Can I put sunscreen on my child?

Babies younger than 6 months should be kept out of the sun, and limiting sunscreen use to children older than 6 months and above unless advised otherwise by your doctor. When choosing the appropriate sunscreen for your child, consider using sunscreen suitable for both younger children and sensitive skin. If you’re unsure about using sunscreen due to skin sensitivities then talk to your GP or pharmacist.  We also recommend patch testing your child prior to applying over the whole body. 

Can my child use SunSense?

Our sunscreen range for children is made specifically for sensitive skin. Our broad spectrum, high SPF sunscreens help to protect skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Fragrance free, these sunscreens are suitable for babies 6+ months. Always read the sunscreen labels, and if you’re unsure about your child’s sensitive skin, speak to your pharmacist or doctor and always patch test a small area of skin prior to full body application.  

Our sunscreens at SunSense

We have a range of sunscreens suitable for children listed below.

SunSense Sensitive Invisible SPF 50+

  • UVA & UVB broad spectrum protection 
  • No chemical absorbers
  • Fragrance free
  • Dries in clear
  • 4 hours water resistant
  • Paediatrician tested (suitable for babies 6 months +)
  • Contains Zinc Oxide
  • Contains moisturising Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide) to help maintain skin barrier function
  • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)

SunSense Sensitive SPF 50+

  • UVA & UVB broad spectrum protection
  • Fragrance free
  • 4 hours water resistant
  • Paediatrician tested (suitable for babies 6 months +)
  • Contains moisturising Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide) to help maintain skin barrier function

SunSense Junior SPF 50+

UVA & UVB broad spectrum protection

  • Gentle formula for children''s delicate skin, suitable for 6 months and above. Paediatrician tested
  • 2 hours water-resistant
  • Fragrance free
  • Contains moisturising Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide) to help maintain skin barrier function and improve the appearance of skin tone and texture
  • Available in a convenient roll on size that is easier for children to use

How to protect your child from the sun

To help protect your child from the sun follow our SunSense steps.

Apply sunscreen: Apply sunscreen 20 minutes prior to sun exposure. Cover all exposed areas of the body with sunscreen, including the arms, legs, chest, back, feet, face and neck. Make sure to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours especially after swimming or exercising to be safer in the sun. If you’re using leftover sunscreen from last summer,  check the expiration date to avoid out-of-date sunscreen.

 

Cover up, sunglasses and a hat: Sun safety not only comes from sun screen application, but by covering up with protective clothing, sunglasses and a hat.

 

Find some shade during the hottest hours: Although UV rays are present for the most part of a summer's day, stay out of direct sunlight during the hottest parts of the day to avoid dehydration and overexposure to the sun. Keep your fluid intake high by drinking generous amounts of water when you’re in the sun for a long period of time.

 

Your kids follow in your footsteps: teach your kids sun safety early so they develop proactive sun smart skills.

Sun safe skills can be developed by creating a positive routine around sun safety and can include wearing protective clothing, a hat and sunglasses, and applying sunscreen to the face and exposed areas of the body.

 

Sun protection for kids, toddlers and babies is just as important as sun safety in adults. The sun can produce harmful UV rays, so it is important to help protect yourself and your family. Read more about SunSense today.

 


Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear to further reduce risk. Frequent re-application is required.