Are you as excited as we are that winter is finally behind us? Hooray for summer! The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the kids are out of school. But with summer comes lots of time outdoors and sunshine! This means it is time to load that sunscreen on you and your new little one. It always feels good to be outside and get some Vitamin D, but it is also important to protect your child and yourself from the harsh rays of the sunshine that can lead to sunburn and other negative effects. Oftentimes sunscreen is messy, smells funny, and the labels are full of unfamiliar ingredients so the question is are there really safe sunscreens out there for you and baby?
The good news is yes; there are plenty of safe sunscreens on the market that will guard you and your infant from the sun.
First and foremost it’s key to stick with mineral based sunscreens; when checking labels on the back of sunscreen bottles make sure to look for the ingredient “zinc oxide.” Zinc oxide acts as a physical barrier between the sunlight and your child’s skin. Keep in mind the higher the SPF, the more protection from the sun. Also, do not forget to reapply sunscreen to your children every couple of hours. Perspiration, pool time, and other water activities can cause the sunscreen to rub off making your child susceptible to sunburn.
Below we have put together a list of safe sunscreens for you and baby. They can be found at your local retail store or online.
- Green Babies Zinc Oxide Sunscreen
- Seventh Generation Baby Sunscreen
- Coppertone Water Babies Pure & Simple SPF 50
- Aveeno Baby Natural Protection
- Babo Botanicals SPF 30 Clear Zinc Sunscreen
Could you also use a little R & R at the pool this summer? A breast pump could be the answer to your prayers. A breast pump allows you to maintain an extra milk supply so your partner or babysitter can feed your little one while you lay out by the pool.
You could even get your breast pump shipped right to your front door for free. Under the Affordable Care Act, most insurance plans will cover the costs of breastfeeding equipment and support. Aeroflow Breastpumps can quickly and easily help you qualify for your free pump through insurance.
Simply complete our Qualify Through Insurance form to see if you are eligible for this amazing service. Your dedicated Breastpump Specialist will then verify your benefits, and call you to discuss your coverage information and breast pump options. If you need more immediate assistance, give us a call directly at (844)867-9890. We look forward to assisting you!