All the Protection Without the Mess
- What: Babyganics Sunscreen Stick
- When: 6 months and up
- Why: Minimize sun cancer risks, prevent sunburn
- Where: Amazon
It’s April, which means the sun has started peeking out from time to time, and I’ve begun to think about sunscreen. I like to keep a bottle by every door of the house, because I firmly believe in preventing skin cancer by the frequent application of glops of sunscreen onto wriggly kids.
I also don’t want my skin cancer prevention to cause any other health problems for my kids down the road, so I care about the type of sunscreen we use and its safety ratings.
I toss one of these Babyganics sunscreen sticks into my bag so I have an emergency supply on hand anywhere we go. It fits, doesn’t weight too much or take up too much room in my bag, and if one of my kids takes off their coat at the playground, I can whip it out and fix them up with sunscreen on the spot.
I also love it for traveling. If I’m not checking a bag and don’t feel like decanting sunscreen into a travel sized bottle (that I will immediately forget what it contains, and not be able to tell the difference between sunscreen, what kind, the SPF, or even guess which container has conditioner and which one is sunscreen until it is too late), I toss one of these into my suitcase. Because it’s a solid, it doesn’t irk security or set off alarms at x-ray machines. It also means it won’t spill in my bag or purse and get all over everything that doesn’t need sunscreen anyway.
You can buy the solid sticks in one, two, or three packs, depending on your level of sun exposure and paranoia.