It is no secret amongst my friends that I am not a big fan of sunscreen. Fortunately, I am blessed with children whose skin rarely burns. My policy is that I do not apply sunscreen on our children on a regular basis. If they will be out in the hot sun for a long time during peak hours, I will sometimes apply a physical block sunscreen. Other than that, I leave their skin alone.
I believe that if our skin is burning, that is our cue to cover up and/or get out of the sun. Our children wear sunsuit-type bathing suits as long as they will let me put them on them. I am very grateful that bathing suit ‘shirts’ have been available in regular stores for quite awhile now. I also try to keep hats on their heads.
I came across these informative posts by Keeper of the Home that mirror my philosophy on sunscreen pretty well. I thought I would share them with you for your consideration. I really liked her part two post where she shares some great advice for what you can do when not using sunscreen.
What is your policy/philosophy on sunscreen? Use it? Always? Never? Occasionally?