I often get bits and pieces at Wilkinsons ans i find the majority of there stuff is decent even though its cheap. Anyway they had a sale on Sunblock so i brought some baby one factor 50 for ds. I smothered him in it yeasterday as we were at a family bbq, i put it on his several times and after swimming. but i noticed he still got burnt! I am furious, i would have thought that even though it is cheap they would have made sure it works especially as its for babies i have just written them a very angry letter i am so anooyed poor ds has pink arms and legs through no faut of mine or his i am disgusted with Wilkinsons and im tempted to take things further if they dont respond appropriatly
This is very serious IMO I would be tempted to sue. It's more of an issue than just a bad product when a baby gets sunburnt. I would take photos of the burns and maybe get a doctor or nurse to put it in writing.
How do i get in contact with trading standards? i used the sunblock yesterday aswell as im very fair skinned so i always use a kids one and i cant walk today as my back/shoulders and chest are badly burnt and blistered. i am defantly taking this further. i cant be the only one who brought this so other kids may be getting burnt aswell.
The Avon Kids suncream is very good too (usually on special offer too) - we were out all day Saturday and the boys were wearing it (factor 25) and neither of them burned at all.
I'm blonde, very fair skinned and I use their SPF15 Suncream Wipes - again haven't burned with it on (and I'm terribly as I 'top up' the kids - but always forget to top myself up - so I apply in the morning and that's it ).
On burnt bit I've got is where I mananged to miss a spot on my arm on Saturday............quite funny actually as it looks like someone's given me a whack on the arm, or grabbed me really tightly
Charleepeters. I learned recently that sun protection products take at least 20 minutes to become effective! This could the answer. If ds was in sun for only 10 mins after application then he would burn, particularly in the heat we have had recently. I am amazed that they dont put it on the bottle. There is a PizBuin lotion which is effective straight away (very new on the market).