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sun protection for scalps

(26 Posts)
mabel1973 Sun 21-May-06 20:05:43

I know it is hardly the weather at the moment, but we are going away in a few weeks and DS will NOT wear a hat and he is quite fair.
I was wondering if anyone knew if there was something on the market that perhaps you could shampoo in or rub in to their scalp thats not greasy sun lotion?

Bozza Sun 21-May-06 20:06:45

I bought some for DH (a bit thin on top) one time that was a spray from Boots in the Soltan range. It was factor 25.

moondog Sun 21-May-06 20:06:48

Why wont he waer a hat?

PanicPants Sun 21-May-06 20:08:04

hats with straps

moondog Sun 21-May-06 20:09:42

PP,that is a loon look.

PanicPants Sun 21-May-06 20:10:31

I know - but it works

PanicPants Sun 21-May-06 20:11:28

moondog i'll bump ds' picture of him on the beach with said hat.

mabel1973 Sun 21-May-06 20:42:04

Hat with straps is not the answer - he will pull it til he strangles himself or just get very upset!

PanicPants Sun 21-May-06 20:42:59


Bozza Sun 21-May-06 20:43:41

How old is he?

Gloworm Sun 21-May-06 20:45:06

what age is he?
is he old enough to pick out a new hat himself? then he might keep it on.

mabel1973 Sun 21-May-06 20:45:58

He's 18 months.
I have thought of all hat options - that's why I was wondering if there was a sun protection lotion.

Gloworm Sun 21-May-06 20:47:07

or just use sun lotion. we did when dd was very small and wouldnt wear hat and is fair haired. I wasnt too bothered what her hair looked like though

PanicPants Sun 21-May-06 20:47:07

Has he got a lot of hair?

mabel1973 Sun 21-May-06 20:54:27

he's got lots of curly fair hair, but you can see his scalp through it, which is why I think it needs protecting, but I didn't want to turn his head in to an oil slick! But maybe that's the only option.

SquarewaysHereWeCome Sun 21-May-06 21:01:25

Mabel - I am with you on this and making copious notes ont his thread. I am currently trying to get my DS (17 months) to wear a hat, still to no avail.
Looks like oil slick it is for both of us then

Surfermum Sun 21-May-06 21:03:57

I had this problem with dd and as we spend a lot of time at the beach wanted to drum into her that she had to wear her hat. I spent one morning just putting it back on as soon as she took it off and she got fed up before I did. After that she wore it on the whole with no problem. She would take it off sometimes to collect water in and then put it back on. Lovely! I also found that once she got on the beach and was engrossed in playing in the sand she would forget to take it off.

I got her a peak hat in lycra type material, like the sun suits, with a flap on the back. It was from a charity shop but I think it was a Boots one.

lua Sun 21-May-06 21:10:27

We used the non-chemical (titanium dioxide) suncream by soltan. Ds always gets it all over his head at nursery. Don't think is very greasy - but it is a pain to wash off!

mabel1973 Sun 21-May-06 21:15:09

surfer mum, i tried the perseverence method - he won!
Obviously I need to persevere more!

moondog Sun 21-May-06 21:16:43

Sorry Mabel,had it in my head you were talking about dh,hence question.
Completely understand now lol!

Surfermum Sun 21-May-06 21:24:07

Oh! Not necessarily, maybe surferbaby is more of a pushover!!

grannygoose Sun 21-May-06 21:59:33

I have a very cool baby bandana which I bought on holiday? It seems to stay on more readily than a hat (which always flops over DS's eyes anyway).

mabel1973 Mon 22-May-06 12:39:57

moondog - lol - my DH is quite happy to wear a hat - it covers his receding hairline.....!

Mfer Mon 22-May-06 18:43:14

Dh uses a quick dry sport spray lotion from Superdrug - I think - not sure if you can use it for kids but its great for his receding hairline - think its in his fishing tackle box...............Yep its Banana boat. you'd probably need to call them to see if its suitable for kids - my Ds used to have a legionnaires hat which he picked out himself and surfer mum we just perservere until he stopped taking it off. the bandanas or buffs are good too and look really cool.

amazonianwoman Mon 22-May-06 22:40:48

How about this ? Have read good recommendations elsewhere, it claims to be an invisible hat.

I bought a Soltan scalp lotion but it was v v greasy, DH didn't mind it, but I wouldn't use it on DD's head again, looked like she hadn't had her hair washed for months.

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