Top 2013 Sunscreens for Us and Our Kids – Yes, Use It Every Single Day and then Get Outside!

Sunscreens up the Wazoo!
If you’ve ever spent the morning chasing around your kids with a tube of what they think is toxic slime and what you KNOW is good-for-them, cancer-blocking, good old sunscreen, then we are, indeed, truly connected in a way that only an exasperated parent can be.

THANKFULLY, we here at our house are growing out of that phase.

But even if you’re not, it’s good to really know, and CONFIRM, that all that sprinting and dodging and wrestling every single morning before school or camp is worth every single effort.

We and our kids must wear sunscreen every single day! And our dermatologists and all studies continue to heartily agree......

Here are three top lists for sunscreens for 2013, each with their own unique take and favorites:

Parents: 9 Best Sunscreens For Kids – If you can get past the advertising pop-ups - arg! - and into the meat of the article, this is a good list targeted towards little kids. And I always figure, if it’s good for the little ones, then it’s extra good for us adults who grew up with baby-oil, tin-foil reflectors and NO sunscreen. The horror!

SafeMama: 2013 SafeMama Safer Sunscreen Cheat Sheet – This green gal has done her homework. Her chemical free homework, especially. Excellent list of sunscreens with very thorough information on all of the confusing terms.

Environmental Working Group: 2013 Best Sunscreens – Their mission in life is to protect the consumer, so this is a GREAT place to start. 182 sunscreen brands met their criteria this year, with a notable 13 Badger products making the list.

So, see you out there in the sun on your hike, bike, kayak or maybe for just a little bungee jumping off a bridge or two..... slathered in sunscreen and wearing our hats!

Namaste & Three Cheers! –OM


  1. Great post! Now, if someone could just figure out a way to get the kiddos to stop moving for a minute so we can get the sunblock on their little bodies, that would be awesome :-)

    1. thank you for your laugh out loud comment. made my moment! ha! (there's GOT to be a magic wand for this..........)

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