One of the questions I get asked a lot is what suntan lotion do my kids use when we are on holiday and what ones do we recommend?
I think suntan lotion is such a personal choice and people use different types for different reasons so I asked some of the best family travel bloggers I know for their suggestions and this is the list we have come up with.
I should also caveat the post by saying when I say ‘nice to put on” I don’t actually mean that I, or any of the other family travel bloggers actually enjoy putting sun cream on our children – it is a fundamental fact of parenting that this involves tears and comments such as ‘Do I have to stay still for this long’ on a second by second basis. So if I say ‘nice to put on’ I actually mean it’s an easy lotion to use.
Green People SPF30 Organic Children Sun Lotion Scent Free
At £17.50 for 150ml this is not the cheapest sun lotion in the round up, but it is nice to put on, it is organic if that’s important to you, and is really good for sensitive skin. We used it a lot last year on our kids in Greece and we never had any problems with it.
The downside is that the instructions suggest “pouring a generous amount of sunscreen into your cupped palm then liberally apply to body 20 minutes before exposure to sun then every 2 hours or after swimming.” For me this literally means I have to apply to the kids all day as they are NEVER out of the pool!
Ultrasun Sun Protection Range
Mummy Travels raves about this “It is impressively lightweight for something that’s got high protection, including filtering 91-99% of UVA. I tried the Extreme 50+SPF and it absorbed more easily than some body lotions I own, for both me and Minnie. Instead of squirmy crossness, I actually got requests for ‘more sun lotion’ and she rather helpfully tried to do my legs as well. – I don’t think you can argue with that!
It is also once a day and Ultrasun promises ‘Products don’t rub off with sweat, towel drying, swimming or showering’.
150ml bottle will cost you £25 but as this is only put on once a day the cost for the holiday is reduced.
For Cathy’s full review you can read more here
Nivea Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Sun Spray
This spray comes highly recommended by Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos. Listen to what she says “We found a few aerosol sprays, which were great, but didn’t last long so took up so much room in the case. Then we found Nivea Protect and Refresh Cooling Spray. You may think it is only sun cream what is this mad woman harping on about? But trust me if you have kids, this is a game changer. Yes the boys are older but still hate sun cream; they just haven’t the time in their busy lives to stand having it rubbed in. Yet they will happily stand whilst we apply Nivea. What’s different? Well it is a spray, it doesn’t need rubbing in, I get them to stand like starfish, spray and off they go. I am not stressed and don’t need a cocktail.
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