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What suncream do you use on your children?

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mommathatwearspink Sun 20-May-18 20:55:24

I'm just wondering what everyone else uses and why please?
I've always used Garnier Ambre Solair Sensitive F50+ on mine. There is no particular reason why I use this particular brand and both DC are lucky enough not to suffer any issues with their skin.
My friend recently mentioned about the star system on the back of the bottles, something I had never realised and told me about Aldi, Boots, etc having 5 star ratings. Garnier has 3 stars and so I'm considering changing to something else, especially as we are going abroad in a few weeks.

NotAnotherJaffaCake Sun 20-May-18 20:59:10

Tesco own brand this year - five stars on the back of the bottle. Have used Aldi in the past (Which Best Buy). I’ve stepped away from the brands for precisely this reason - the UVB ratings aren’t great.

Idontbelieveinthemoon Sun 20-May-18 20:59:27

I use La Roche Posay on DS1 as he has sensitive skin and is super pale. DS2 doesn't have sensitive skin so I chuck anything I can find on him.

PotteringAlong Sun 20-May-18 21:00:56

Whatever is on special offer

stoplickingthetelly Sun 20-May-18 21:01:05

Always boots soltan. Various different ones, but always this brand. 5 star rating, usually on offer and never burn.

Levithecat Sun 20-May-18 21:01:17

We’re just back from hols and used M&S sun smart - 5* and we use the 50spf on DS. I think there is 30% off at the moment too.
DS has eczema and so far it’s been ok on his skin.

Whyohwhy65 Sun 20-May-18 21:02:13

Nivea baby spf 50

WanderingTrolley1 Sun 20-May-18 21:02:14


GreenTulips Sun 20-May-18 21:02:42

I use Aloe Vera in eczema child

Any spray on one with the other with a face stick.

MissMilo Sun 20-May-18 21:05:03

I use the Aldi factor 50 sensitive kids. Absolutely fine and a bargain at only £2.39 a bottle!

babyblackbird Sun 20-May-18 21:07:12

My son suddenly at age 4 became allergic to all sun creams having always been fine with Nivea, Soltan etc so after trying out loads we finally found that he was ok with Ultrasun which just happens to be about 3 x the price of the others 🙄. But it's bloomin good stuff !

Madasahattersteaparty1749 Sun 20-May-18 21:08:16

Aldi suncream is amazing I use it on all of us.

lolalotta Sun 20-May-18 21:10:11

My DD is allergic to suncream so we have to be her an organic one that is £18.00 a tube! confused

StripySocksAndDocs Sun 20-May-18 21:10:15

Anything with five stars. Usually Aldi, Lidl or Soltan.

AgedTawnyPort Sun 20-May-18 21:10:26

SunSense, used to be Ultrasun before I discovered SunSense. It costs £20 for a huge pump dispenser which lasts us all summer and we use it a lot. Since recommended by my dermatologist (have had pre cancerous changes in my skin a few times).

Comes in a roll on too which is handy for school etc.

Saisong Sun 20-May-18 21:11:20

Anyone come across sunscreen that doesn't turn white clothes yellow as soon as looking at them? Have only put cream on DCs twice for school and that's 4 school shirts on the road to ruin angry

Footofthestairs Sun 20-May-18 21:12:15

Gone with Aldi and Tesco for UK summer use, both 5* rated and have not made my DD's sensitive skin come up in a rash at all.

SlipperyLizard Sun 20-May-18 21:12:53

We use a Malibu all day one, factor 40 I think. It isn’t sticky at all as is like a dry oil, and is cheap from Wilko/Home bargains.

Longdistance Sun 20-May-18 21:14:53

Either Lidl or Aldi. Both have a 5 ⭐️ rating. Cheap as well. Has worked well for both mine, and they also do a sensitive one.

CurlsandCurves Sun 20-May-18 21:15:40

Aldi factor 50 on my 2 gingers (3 if you count DH)

A friend of mine is a nurse and she comes into school doing sun safe talks. She says as long as it’s got 5 stars on uva ( think that’s the right one) the brand or price makes no difference.

SalveGrumio Sun 20-May-18 21:16:36

P20 all day stuff. We are all pale skinned and it really works. If I ever use anything else, I still catch the sun a bit.

WinkysTeatowel Sun 20-May-18 21:19:25

ALDI for everyone here, I've spent years trying expensive sun creams to try and avoid heat rash but have had no issues with ALDI. 5 star UVB rating.

threefeet Sun 20-May-18 21:20:09

La Roche Posay. Does not irritate DS' extremely sensitive skin and doesn't stain clothes.

moonbabyandthebeast Sun 20-May-18 21:20:16

Another one for aldi kids sensitive - use it on the children and myself with nil issues and I have had a lot of problems with the sensitivity of my face in particular.

LeonoraFlorence Sun 20-May-18 21:20:39

We use Ultrasun for DDs.

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