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AIBU to expect baby suncream to not stain?!

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DreamOfMeBaby Fri 06-Jun-14 16:55:50

I am so annoyed. I've been plastering factor 50 baby suncream on my DD (boots brand Soltan as it's the only one I can find with a 5* UVA rating) and anything that she has been wearing that is white, has come out in horrible yellow wee like patches!!!! I have bad OCD and it's driving me utterly insane!! I have tired soaking the clothes in Ariel bio stuff on recommendation from my mum and I've soaked them in vanish but very poor results!! I have tried creaming her then dressing her, but it still doesn't work!!!!! Anyone got any suggestions?

TIA smile

Baabaapinksheep Fri 06-Jun-14 17:04:47

In my experience all Suncream does this. Easiest thing to do is put Suncream on before getting her dressed, or make sure you don't get it on her clothes. I've yet to find something that will get it out.

Arsepaste Fri 06-Jun-14 17:09:48

all sunscreen stains - but you should be putting it on her 30 minutes before you leave the house, so it may be that you're not leaving enough time for it to dry before dressing her.

EatDessertFirst Fri 06-Jun-14 17:15:24

We use the same one as you and we have to put it on the sproglets half hour before them getting dressed. Then, we still have to be careful of yellow collars and sleeves.

No advice to stop it I'm afraid. We just buy cheap summer clothes and replace when they get too stained.

lljkk Fri 06-Jun-14 17:17:57

all sunscreen stains, tis a pain.
Milk & bananas stain, too.

DeepThought Fri 06-Jun-14 17:22:00

Yes they all stain, sorry

If she is a non mobile baby you could try long sleeved ankle length clothing, tight weave, cotton, socks and then just wrangle the hat, keep out of direct sun blah de blah

mrsmopps Fri 06-Jun-14 17:25:54

They all stain and the stains don't come out.
why can't someone invent a non greasy non staining suncream?

DreamOfMeBaby Fri 06-Jun-14 18:18:20

Good ideas about letting it dry before dressing...I hadn't thought of that! Ha. My DD is almost 7 months, and I do try to go 'covered up' as much as poss. Thank you so much for all your replies!! smile

BlackeyedSusan Fri 06-Jun-14 18:41:57

scrubbing with soap seems to get the worst of it out.

yes all stains.

and tesco do a five star one for children.

Catsize Fri 06-Jun-14 18:46:37

Ruined my son's bestest and most expensivest tshirt with suncream but I still put him in it. I will not be beaten

DreamOfMeBaby Fri 06-Jun-14 19:08:09

Thankyou Blackeyed on the Tesco suncream info.

I've ruined a beautiful summer dress which was a gift....all round the neck is a manky yellow colour...she might have to wear it with a stylish dribble bib!!!! Ha wink

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 06-Jun-14 19:38:17

Try banana boat baby sun cream-it's never stained for us.

limitedperiodonly Fri 06-Jun-14 19:51:52

YANBU. Not all suncreams stain, in fact, hardly any of them do and they shouldn't.

I had a ridiculously expensive Decleor facial one that I used as an emergency on my shoulders and arms. No sunburn but a ruined orange-stained top.

It wouldn't have happened with Soltan, Nivea or Delial or others and I wouldn't have been burnt either.

missuswife Fri 06-Jun-14 20:50:22

I got a spray-on one from Walgreen's here in the states, I think Coppertone makes a spray as well. It's SPF 50 baby sun screen, you spray it on as a mist and I think if gives better coverage. It hasn't stained so far.

Arsepaste Sat 07-Jun-14 10:26:05

Sprays contain alcohol and aren't as photostable as creams (they break down quicker in the light), skin cancer specialists don't recommend spray sunscreens for this reason. I wouldn't risk them on a baby. They're better than nothing, but a cream is better, for any age tbh.

factor 50 is too high for everyday all day, it can block pores and child can overheat and dehydrate quicker, it should only be used if exposed during the hottest bit of the day, cover up and use factor 30 is the reccomended action.

DreamOfMeBaby Sat 07-Jun-14 18:10:29

Thank you all for your replys!! All v helpful smile

hippo123 Sat 07-Jun-14 18:38:47

Hand the stained clothes out in the sun on a hot day, it really does work in getting the stains out.

ThePinkOcelot Sat 07-Jun-14 18:43:37

I had this happen with a favourite white sundress. I washed it in Glowhite and it Brought the stain out.

Some companies advertise their sun cream as being purple etc. I hate that and don't buy colour sun cream.

missuswife Sat 07-Jun-14 19:50:02

Those who are saying SPF 50 is too high and that sprays are not as long lasting, can I ask if you have any links about this? I haven't heard that before.

Arsepaste Mon 09-Jun-14 12:10:50

And also in direct conversation with this gentleman:

KittyandTeal Mon 09-Jun-14 12:14:23

The stuff I bough DD does this too. I assumed it was because it's that sand, water and sweat resistant stuff.

Have you tried a slightly hotter wash?

DreamOfMeBaby Mon 09-Jun-14 16:58:05

I haven't Kitty but it's a food idea. I'm really careful what I put on her now if I know we need to use suncream!!

DreamOfMeBaby Mon 09-Jun-14 16:58:21

*good.....not food!!

crazykat Tue 10-Jun-14 18:30:45

Apparently lemon juice and salt rubbed into the stain then left to dry outside in the sun then normal washing is supposed to get the stains out. Not tried it yet but will be at the weekend.

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