What's the best sunscreen to buy for kids?

What's the best sunscreen to buy for kids?
What's the best sunscreen to buy for kids?

Putting sunscreen on a squirmy kid is no day at the beach. Add some water wings and the call of the surf or pool and I've seen moms work faster than a pit crew at the Indy 500.

It's a thankless, but important task. SkinCancer.org reports more than 90% of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure, and warns just one severe sunburn in childhood doubles the chances of developing a melanoma later in life. Although children with fair skin, blonde or red hair, and blue or green eyes face the highest risk of sunburn, darker skinned children also need protection.

In spite of the risk, Dr. Perry Robins, M.D., president of The Skin Cancer Foundation says, "Fewer than one third of children between the ages of eight and 11 wear sunscreen." It's probably because we can't catch them ... but it sounds like we need to try.