In My Bag – Baby Sunscreen

Before Oster’s arrival the website I would visit on a daily basis was EWG’s Skin Deep. This site is a database of good/bad/ugly chemicals that are found in your beauty products.  These products range anywhere from toothpaste to deodorant to your baby’s shampoo.  You can find almost any ingredient and major label (some not-so-major labels too).   The Environmental Working Group rates these products and ingredients from 0 – 10, with 10 being the most harmful.

The reason I haven’t looked at it in awhile is because I’ve been on the site for over 5 years, so I kind of know what products I should stay away from and which ones I should keep using.

However, now that Oster will be using sunscreen every day…multiple times a day…I went back to revisit.  You could literally spend 2-3 hours (I’ve done it before) on this site researching the ingredients.

Oster’s Sunscreen 

Not only did I find a sunscreen suitable for Oster, I also looked up some of my cosmetics I’ve been using for awhile. Lo and behold…a couple of my staple cosmetics changed their ingredients without my knowledge. Actually, all I had to do was read the packaging; but because I’ve purchased the same product for so long I just didn’t do it (shame on me)!  It looks like I’ll be re-visiting this site again to check all of the products in my bag!

18 thoughts on “In My Bag – Baby Sunscreen

  1. I actually discovered this website when I found out I was pregnant (the EWG website itself is also very useful) and immediately changed most of the products I was using. We also picked Livi’s sunscreen this way, as well as her lotion, shampoo, wipes, etc.
    Cannot recommend the database highly enough. And they just updated the sunscreen info in time for summer.

    • Perfect! Then I got the best info. You could literally become addicted to this site! One summer I washed my hair in a mud shampoo for a month. My husband told me I needed to chill-ax a little and buy some real shampoo 🙂

      • Yup, that’s pretty much how my husband responds as well. I am trying to not take it all too seriously but when it comes to products I use on Livi, I am still very thorough.

  2. I just added you to my list of nominees for the versatile blogger award. Better late than never! I like your blog, just haven’t been reading it long enough to think of it initially (at 3am when I should have been sleeping and wrote that blog instead.)

    • I couldn’t believe how laxed I have become with NOT reading the package ingredients. Especially since having Oster. Well, I’m determined to get back on track with this. I won’t obsess about EVERYTHING (there was a time when I washed my hair with a mud shampoo) but I’ll look through it all again.

  3. I have never heard of this website, and found out half the products that I switched too, are terrible! MUST CHANGE ASAP!!!! Finding a sunscreen is so hard, my little man is allergic to so many of them.

    • I know…this site is so addicting. I even got my husband to participate in it. I couldn’t pull him off of the computer. He was researching our toothpastes, deodorants, and soaps.

      It’s amazing for me, now, to go into the salons/make up counters and read the ingredients of these “natural and organic” products and see that these products have so many chemicals in them. Even the shampoo! C’mon companies, stand behind your product and make something safe for us!

      I hope this site helps you find a sunscreen for your little man. It was so helpful for us!

  4. Oster is a very unusual name. I bet there’s a story behind that… ?

    Anyway, I don’t have a tiny baby any more, but a good write up. cheers!

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