I have not used sunscreen yet on my 4 month old. I am allergic to sunscreen, even "natural" and "organic" ones, so I fear my child will have the same allergic reaction. I read that because the active ingredient in diaper rash cream is Zinc, it is just as good, if not better than actual sunscreen. I'm wondering if any other mommas have tried this as a sunscreen alternative? I read another article about how a study showed that Zinc Oxide *may* cause the deterrioration of skin cells when exposed to direct sunlight. This worried me a bit, but the study did not 100% gaurantee that zinc in fact caused this, as they had not ran more studies yet.
What types of natural sunscreens do you use on yourself & your baby?