When Should I Start Using Sunscreen on My Baby

The Skin Cancer Foundation states that babies aged 6 months and up can start using broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or up. A broad-spectrum sunscreen is one that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Those with zinc and titanium oxide work best since they don’t need to be absorbed into the skin to work. That leads to less reactions for babies and kids with sensitive skin. Some of our favorite broad spectrum brands, such as Badger, Thinkbaby and Beauty Counter, can be found on the Environmental Working Group's annual sunscreen guide.