You Are the Sunscreen of My Life, Yeah

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These days one seems to need a PhD to navigate the baby and child bath and “beauty” product aisle. We try to fill our bellies with healthy food while making these monkeys and then we try to fill their bodies with healthy food once they’re on the outside. It seems only natural to continue using healthy products to bathe them, protect them from sun, while doing household chores, and when changing their little tushies.

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Foaming Soap

I’ve been a fan of Babyganics since my five and a half year old daughter was in diapers (which they sell now too). It’s been fun to watch their product line grow along with her! My gateway product was their phenomenal Foaming Dish Soap. It was the only soap I used for her pacifiers and bottles. This naturally led to my obsession with their Foaming Hand Soap which of course led to my love for their Foaming Shampoo and Bath Wash. Geez, I think I need a foaming products intervention…

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Another favorite product is their All Purpose Surface Wipes which don’t feel gross on your hands (and I HATE wipes that feel gross – you know what I mean). While talking about hands I have to mention their individually wrapped Hand Sanitizing Wipes which have been in any bag I’ve had on my person since 2010. I always keep three with me and they take up virtually no room. Plus unlike using a wipe from a big pack (which I keep in my car), using an individually wrapped wipe makes me feel like I just ate a delicious lobster at a fancy restaurant and they gave me the wipe to clean up.

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But of course I would be remiss to not mention one of the hot button topics of the summer – the toxicity in our sunscreens (and I’m not talking about the now black sheep of the sunscreen market – the spray bottles). While on line to buy – wait for it – sunscreen (I literally couldn’t make that up), I received the Environmental Working Group’s 2015 Guide to Sunscreen and their even scarier Sunscreen Hall of Shame. After reading it I realized this was yet another product I had to stop and think about before grabbing whatever was on sale. So I looked and despite the “natural” product that I was holding, half way down the list was one of the red light ingredients. So what did I do? I put it down and walked out. Apologizing to the annoyed cashier who patiently waited as this neurotic wa-hoo checked her sunscreen ingredients against her phone.

I Should Say THE BEST Sunscreen

So what did I end up with? Babyganics Mineral Based Suncreen. Safe and effective. My daughter likes how it feels vs. some of the goopier (I was told her prior product was too goopy by her counselor) sunscreens that have a good rating and she loves the design of the bottle. She was excited when I showed it to her and told me a lot of her friends at camp have the same one so we definitely had to write her name on it. I send in the cream to camp and we use the pump spray at home in the morning. I like that one spray per body part covers her completely. SPF’d up in less than 3 minutes and ready to go. It also has the added benefit of bringing back pump hairspray bottle memories having to do with uncontrollable bangs in the mid 90’s.

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Moisturizing Daily Lotion with Sunscreen

Building on their sunscreen franchise – Babyganics is the first company to offer a Moisturizing Daily Lotion with Sunscreen. Just like you use for yourself (hopefully!). What’s even better is a percentage of the sales go to Cookies for Kids Cancer.

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Foaming Shampoo And Bath Wash

Babyganics is a great company who offers a wide product line of non-harmful products you can trust. If you want to start with just one I recommend the Foaming Shampoo and Bath Wash. It lasts a long time, smells nice, and is something you can feel good about using on your kids.

As we close out the summer and go towards the Fall and cold season, I suggested picking up one of their great Chest Rub‘s too. As you can tell from my prior posts, I like to be prepared. Before we know it the snow will be falling and our kids will be coughing, sigh.

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If all of the above isn’t enough reason to try their products, they are a Long Island based company. Woot!

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Felicitous note – as I was finding these links I noticed most Babyganics products are on sale right now on Amazon! So head on over and stock up for the season!

*Giveaway*! Babyganics is generously giving away a bottle of their fantastic sunscreen to one lucky reader!

To win please comment below: What is the most creative thing you’ve done to protect your kid from the sun?

Winner chosen Monday, August 24th, 2015.

Published by Stacey Wallenstein

Stacey Gish Wallenstein created The Mint Chip Mama blog in 2013 to share her love and passion for giving children meaningful life experiences and helping moms like her navigate the challenges and benefits of raising children in the New York metropolitan area. Before becoming a full-time mom in 2010, Stacey spent the better part of the preceding decade as a high-end customer relationship management (CRM) professional for some of the most well-known brands in the hotel, luxury, fashion, and beauty industries, such as Harrah’s Entertainment, Chanel and Christian Dior, Inc. She managed customer loyalty programs for thousands of clients around the country and created social media strategies for a span of industries including healthcare services, restaurants, consumer packaged goods, specialty foods, local attractions and retail locations. After 13 wonderful years in Manhattan (the last three of which spent as a city mom), Stacey and her husband moved to Long Island in 2014, where they now reside with their three children (13, 10, and 7). There, she is a founding member of her local Parenting Center, which provides classes and coordinates events designed to educate and inform parents while fostering an environment of support and friendship within the community. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Stacey has been active in the New York area alumni organization for nearly twenty years, serving as a board member on the school’s University of Michigan Alumni Club of New York City. She also holds a Masters in Psychology from The New School in New York City. Please check out The Mint Chip Mama in the Press: The New York Post, Psychology Today, NY Metro Parents, New York Family, Parents Magazine, Newsday, News 12, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Kids, NerdWallet, Big Apple Kids Guide, and more! The Mint Chip Mama was also nominated as "The Best Blog On Long Island" for 2022, 2023, 2024, one of the Top 20 New York Mom Blogs & Websites, and one of the Top 100 Mom Lifestyle Blogs on the web! For more updates, follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Pinterest.

9 thoughts on “You Are the Sunscreen of My Life, Yeah

  1. Just last month we went to the beach and it was scorching hot. My not 10month old Was super tired but couldn’t sleep cause the sun was bothering her. So we took our beach chairs and towels and made her a little tent and she napped for a good 2hours. When she woke up she was one happy baby

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