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My 2.5 yo is getting a rash all of the sudden (light, blotchy, tiny red bumps), and we think it's from his sunscreen. We've been using this same bottle for 2 years without any problems. It could very well be expired, but I assumed expired sunscreen would only be less potent, not that it would cause a rash. Anyone been through this? Should I buy new and see what happens? In any case, do they make "natural" sunscreens? Any suggestions?
 

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I believe the current recommendation is to replace sunscreen every year.<br><br>
We use a 'physical' sunscreen, it sits on top of the skin. We like California Baby but there are others as well. Check your local Health Food store.<br><br>
Good Luck!
 

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I would try something that as the previous poster described...the active ingredient would be zinc oxide or titanium oxide and it 'blocks' the sun rather than a chemical sun'screen' if you will.<br><br>
I like <a href="http://www.badgerbalm.com/pc-372-6-spf-30-for-face-body.aspx" target="_blank">Badger Balm</a> for my DD....it is chemical-free, all-natural and olive oil based which is fantastic but I fear for me it would break my face out.<br><br>
An oil-free, non-comedogenic but probably somewhat less natural option for titanium oxide sun'block' is <a href="http://www.neutrogena.com/ProductsDetails_87.asp?lProductLineID=15" target="_blank">Neutogena sensitive skin sunblock</a>.
 

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<a href="http://californiababy.com/spf-suncare.html" target="_blank">http://californiababy.com/spf-suncare.html</a><br><br>
My dd is allergic to almost all sunscreens. Long story, but the california baby stuff is worth every penny! Check it out.<br><br>
Amy
 

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I have used Avalon Organics "Baby", when they were tiny. Now I use Alba Botanical's SPF 15 for all of us, I have to apply it more often of course, but it goes on and wears so much more "lotiony" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> if you know what I mean! It works great up here at 9,400 feet in altitude (higher when we're hiking and backpacking) and out in the full sun year round.
 

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We are a california baby family here also. I tried the neutrogema one but Nathan broke out in hives <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> 2 of my 3 boys are really sensitive and california baby works so we are sticking with it.
 

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I use Arbonne baby sunscreen for dd...but it's NOT waterproof...I don't know what I'll be using for the water this year...I am subbing!
 
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