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Best sun cream?

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IsThatTrue Mon 15-Jul-13 12:16:13

Ds2 is 7mo and has recently been diagnosed with eczema.

Any suggestions for the best us cream to use on him? We currently have banana boat but it makes his eczema rash worse.


IsThatTrue Mon 15-Jul-13 12:16:52

Us cream?! Sun cream

Madamecastafiore Mon 15-Jul-13 12:20:35

We have always used Aveeno spray suncream but have recently moved to boots soltan spray suncream - the P whatever ones made DSs skin terrible but we didn't ever try anything else.

IsThatTrue Mon 15-Jul-13 13:14:13

Thank you I will look into those smile

crazykat Mon 15-Jul-13 13:49:30

Boots soltan baby is good and easy to rub in, the all day kids is good too but harder to rub in.

PMMummy Mon 15-Jul-13 13:51:41

Ultrasun is amazing, most sun creams itch me crazy, we're on our second year of ultrasun now. Factor 50 on all of us every morning, job done. And I have eczema.

IsThatTrue Mon 15-Jul-13 14:20:52

Thanks PM mummy, I'll have a look at ultrasun, sounds great. smile

IsThatTrue Mon 15-Jul-13 18:41:57

Thanks crazycat I'll try the boots first as I can get it tomo (before dreaded sports day, with poor ds2 out on the field for 2hrs) if he doesn't react badly I'll stick with that as its much better on my purse than the others. Obviously if he reacts then I'll have to look at the more expensive options.

doodledee Tue 16-Jul-13 17:44:02

Ultrasun all the way, never use anything else for all the family, wish I'd discovered it years ago

Bonsoir Tue 16-Jul-13 17:45:42

Avene or La Roche Posay - though Avene is best.

crazykat Tue 16-Jul-13 22:07:53

Boots also do a sensitive one for kids but I can't remember if its for babies too. FWIW DS1 has eczema and has been fine with the baby and kids ones. Wish I'd tried them first as it cost me a fortune on other one that caused a reaction.

Boots tend to have soltan half price in the summer too and you can get points. It helps off-set the cost of having to try different sun cream/shower gel etc to find one that doesn't irritate his skin.

IsThatTrue Wed 17-Jul-13 22:29:59

Well I tried soltan yesterday (baby version) and his rash is awful today! sad

I'm rubbish at this, everything I do makes his skin worse sad

Apileofballyhoo Wed 17-Jul-13 22:45:26


This thread might help. My friend uses Vichy Sensitive for her DD who has excema.

Apileofballyhoo Wed 17-Jul-13 22:47:21

trying link again

JohFlow Wed 17-Jul-13 22:52:59

My son has eczema to. We love Australian brand SunSense. I can be provide on prescription/free as well.

IsThatTrue Thu 18-Jul-13 19:26:23


Well today I slathered him in aloe Vera gel instead of his emollient cream, and his rash was a lot better. I've found aloe Vera sun cream online and I'm going to give that a try. If not I'll look into the others smile

Sparklingbrook Thu 18-Jul-13 19:27:16

Everyone is raving about Aloe vera gel being good for everything at the moment.

IsThatTrue Thu 18-Jul-13 19:42:31

I use it on my thighs if they get sore coz I'm a fat cow and had a lightbulb moment, and it worked (fx it keeps working)

Sparklingbrook Thu 18-Jul-13 19:59:12

I was told it was good for under boobage heat rash *True.

MTBer Sun 21-Jul-13 20:28:20

Try Sudocrem Sun Cream Mousse Factor 50. My DS and DD have sensitive skin and it works on them (and me too!). It is not sticky either.

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