May 15, 2007

Keep a Few of These in Your Bag

When Alex turned six months, his pediatrician gave me a bunch of sunscreen samples, which I put into my diaper bag. They've come in handy whenever I've forgotten to put sunscreen on him before we left the house.

Unfortunately, I've used the last one.

I tried these sunscreen sticks, but they're too difficult to apply. It takes a long time to cover an area larger than a couple of square inches, and it's almost impossible to spread the sunscreen out by hand - especially on a squirmy toddler.

Fortunately, at a local baby shop last week, I picked up a sample of MD Moms Babysilk sunscreen. The sample was an individually wrapped towelette, which worked beautifully on Saturday, when Alex and Marc stood in the sun watching a demonstration at our local fire station. The sunscreen has a nice light scent and seems to have high quality ingredients. Marc's sensitive skin didn't react at all. At $7.50 for a package of 3 towelette singles, it's a pretty pricy product. But I'm going to pick up a few to keep in my bag.

If you know of any less expensive options, let me know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hear Kiehls gives out free samples of their baby sunscreen. You could try that in a pinch ;-)