It has been hot hot hot in the UK with the odd miserable day (boo) but for babies this is not a good thing! Babies can’t regulate their own body temperature so it’s super important that as their parents, we keep them cool when it’s hot or warm when it’s cold. This is harder than you may think, especially since Pip has been born we have spent months making sure she has been toasty warm in the British weather. I mean the week Pip was born it snowed heavily in March.
If you know me you will know I’m a big big fan of Aldi. If you don’t shop at Aldi, do you have a money bleeding from your eyes? It has only got better in recent years and this goes for nearly everything they sell. You can go in wanting bread, come out with a hot tub.
We picked up their baby sun cream last month when it was warming up to make sure Pippa was protected.
The low down
Before I crack on with the review here is some important information about suncreams I didn’t know before I did some research. Let’s pretend I wore glasses and looked extra smart when writing this part.
There are two types of harsh light UVA and UVB, both linked to skin cancer but UVB is what causes sunburn. On the bottle of suncream it should have the UVA rating with stars for how well it protects against UVA light, it should also be in a circle to state it meets EU regulations. So the more stars = the more protection you are getting from UVA lights.
The SPF of a suncream is how well it protects from UVB light, so the higher the SPF the higher the protection (pretty simple eh?).
Suncream can also go out of date and has an expiry date. Usually lasting around 12-18 months. So all those times your mum was too stingy to buy a new bottle of suncream and kept the one from the year before… not so wise.
– It comes in a nifty good sized bottle that has a spray cap on it. So you can if you choose to just spray it onto your baby. Since Pip is still quite small we spray it onto our hands.
– It is almost a clear formula so we don’t end up covered in white suncream.
– It’s factor 50 + so you know your little one is protected from those nasty harsh rays.
– It has a 5 star UVA rating and meets their EU standards.
– No nasty sunburn so far!
– Super affordable
– It’s very very very greasy and makes Pippa and my hands extremely sticky.
So I don’t have many negatives as far as this suncream goes. It’s pretty good going and although I don’t use that high suncream, I’m sure Pippa won’t mind she hasn’t got a tan.
Let me know if you have tried this suncream and what your favourite suncream is (whether your a baby or not)