Friday, May 27, 2011
Product Review - California Baby Sunscreen
Success or Failure: success - we love it!
Age she started using it: 6 months - we had no need for it earlier as Addie was an October baby so it really wasn't hard to keep her out of the sun for the first 6 months (which is what is recommended by the docs) but check with your pediatrician, as always, as to when its ok to use this
Age she stopped using it: hhhmm...I'm going to go with 16 - when she decides shes too cool to go to the beach with me or wear sunscreen so she can get the maximum sun exposure (if shes anything like me!)
Pros: As I mentioned above, this stuff goes on VERY well for a sunscreen and after about 2 hours in the sun, there was NO evidence that we had been out there so I feel pretty confident that the sunscreen is doing its job. California Baby is know for their wholistic all-natural products that are great for babies and adults with sensitive skin and this product is no exception. I did purchase the water resistant variety as we will be spending a good portion of our summer pool side and at the beach so that was a "must" for us. This product does not contain alot of the harmful chemicals that are found in alot of other sunscreens, even those made specifically for babies. There is alot of great information out there concerning sunscreens and depending on your needs and skin type - what might just work best for you.
Cons: Simply put - this stuff is not cheap. As the lady at Target scanned it through she must have caught a glimpse of the price because she stopped - looked at the bottle in her hand - looked back at the register screen - looked at me - to which I nodded my head and said "yeah, that really is the price." She shook her head and placed it in the bag.
Other info: This post is only meant to be a product review so I won't give the "and..always wear sunscreen (anyone remember the baz luhrman song? ha!)" speal. But, my friend Cheryl over at Nap Time is the New Happy Hour, posted a very moving and informative series of posts here and here about the benefits of protecting yourself and your baby from the sun as well as some wonderful ideas and products - you really should check it out - it was a great reminder of just how important this stuff is!!!
Would I buy again or buy for a friend? Yes - I'm one of those people that tends to get somewhat set in my ways and when I find something I like and that works I'm very hesitant to change. So, this will become a staple in the beach/pool bag!