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Which suncream & insect repellent for two month old???

(14 Posts)
Befsnork Tue 03-Jul-07 11:10:06

Going to ireland and there are midges and could be strong sun... can you suggest best way to make sure LO is protected?


Befsnork Tue 03-Jul-07 16:34:03


mankyscotslass Tue 03-Jul-07 16:44:49

I'm trying to remember, but I have a feeling most say not to use on under 6mth old babies, just to keep them covered up and in the shade....I had this with my eldest ds, May baby, in a really hot summer.....we lived indoors or under the awnings when out. Used a Protect- a - bub sunshade on the pram. Friends of mine used the full cover Shade - a - babe, which was great when baby was little nut not as the got older...I am sure someone will be along with a better answer soon!

McDreamy Tue 03-Jul-07 16:47:18

I wouldn't bother with a 2 month old. You'd be better off buying one of those sunscreen nets (can't remember what they are called). DS was 5 months when I moved to Cyprus and I didn't use any sunscreen or mossie spray on him until this year (he is now 2) just kept him out of the sun and used nets.

McDreamy Tue 03-Jul-07 16:47:29

Oh and a hat!

McDreamy Tue 03-Jul-07 16:52:16

have a look here

AlbusPercivalWulfricBrianSun Tue 03-Jul-07 17:01:12

Nivea do special baby suncream. Plus Mothercare do great mossie repellent infected bracelets. I bought some for DS when we took him to Egypt at 9 weeks and he didn't get bitten once.

McDreamy Tue 03-Jul-07 17:02:06

You can also get those battery operated ladybird insect repellents to attach to your pushchair, they work too

McDreamy Tue 03-Jul-07 17:03:28


Befsnork Tue 03-Jul-07 17:15:29

fabulous! thank you... was hoping there would be something that worked.

KTeePee Tue 03-Jul-07 17:20:12

Where are you going in Ireland? Never had problem with midges myself.... but some sort of insect net might be a good idea as there are generally more wasps there than here. Definitely wouldn't put sunscreen on - keep in the shade - but probably no need to worry about sun this summer!

Befsnork Tue 03-Jul-07 17:31:52

to galway

lol at the lack of need for sunscreen

KTeePee Tue 03-Jul-07 17:34:13

Hmmm, don't remember encountering midges there before - sometimes get them inland - hope you will avoid them.

Think you need to pack fleeces and rainwear as a priority! We have given up on Ireland this summer and are hoping to see some sunshine in France!

Befsnork Tue 03-Jul-07 17:36:04

am off to france the week after . how wise we are!

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