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May 22, 2024

Throw a Little Shade!

Protect your baby's epidermis during summer travels and trips with these great, editor-recommended products!

SUNBA YOUTH BABY POOL TENT UV PROTECTION
amazon.com; $24.99
Now here’s a baby shade tent that’s perfect for the beach because of the bowl-like base that you can fill with water or leave empty. It offers 50+ UPF protection from the sun, too; easy to set up because all you do is unfold for it to pop open; designed for children under 3 years.

LORIKEET INFANT SUN PROTECTION HAT
wallaroohats.com; $20
With UPF 50+ fabric to block the harmful rays of the sun, it’s easy to keep Baby cool. It features a Velcro chin strap to keep the comfy, two-inch brim hat in place. Fits babies ages 3 – 12 months.

PURA FRAGRANCE-FREE SENITIVE WIPES and PURA SENSITIVE SOFT SUSTAINABLE DIAPERS
Wipes: $8.24 for 180 count; Diapers: $9.98; walmart.com
Plastic-free, plant-based and made without fragrances, these soft Pura products make a great choice for safeguarding your baby’s skin. What more can Baby ask for?

ONE-TOUCH BEACH TENT
pacificplaytents.com; $62.99
For a quick pop-up tent, this lightweight one does all the work after you unfold it out of the bag. The mesh top panel provides ventilation while the sides provide the shade.

BABY BEACH ONE-PIECE SWIM SUIT — UPF 50+
coolibar.com; $42
Protect that precious fair skin starting from day one. This quick-drying soft and durable suit is chlorine and saltwater resistant. Not only is it cute, it has a snap-close bottom for easy diaper access. Available in several colors patterns. Smart choice!

OUT OF THE SUN HAT
hannaandersson.com; $18
This fast-drying protective hat is great for water babies as it provides protection from UVA and UVB rays. The stretchy back panel gives it a snug fit and features a neck flap and big front brim; available in a variety of bold colors in sizes XXS – L.

Equate Baby Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion
$4.48; walmart.com
Designed for Baby’s soft, sensitive skin with SPF 50 protecting your little’s skin against harmful rays! Oxybenzone- and paraben-free; helps prevent sunburn if used as directed with other sun protection measures; decreases risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. 

Equate Baby Hypoallergenic Baby Oil Cream
$2.88; walmart.com
Lightweight and non-greasy; provides moisturization with a pleasant scent for Baby! Soothes and comforts Baby’s sensitive skin; dermatologist and pediatrician-tested; contains aloe vera and vitamin E; free of parabens, phthalate and quaternium-15; comes in a convenient bottle that can easily fit in any diaper bag. 

Equate Diaper Rash Paste
$8.94; walmart.com
Take care of Baby’s skin! This helps treat, soothe and prevent diaper rashes; protects skin due to diaper rash and helps seal out wetness; dermatologist and pediatrician tested with the maximum level of zinc oxide for optimum protection, especially at night; no preservatives and hypoallergenic. 

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.