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So you have the sun protection clothing. You have hats. You have sunglasses. But there will still be some part of your darling baby exposed to the sun. You can’t exactly put them in a parka!

I did not want to use run-of-the-mill sunscreen on my baby, because most contain so many chemicals. I checked out a few at the natural food store, and I still didn’t understand some of the ingredients, so I was cautious.

Then Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique sent me a bottle of Loving Naturals SPF 30+ sunscreen, and I am hooked!

Loving Naturals is, as the name says 100% natural. It uses non-nano zinc oxide as the first line of defense against the sun.

Non-nano! What is this a sci-fi blog? No, non-nano simply means that the zinc oxide has larger particles, so it mixes well with the other ingredients and can’t be inhaled (which would be bad).

The rest of the ingredients read like a list from a soothing spa treatment: grape seed oil, organic sunflower oil, organic plum kernel oil, organic macadamia nut oil, and so forth. (Actually, kinda sounds like a yummy cookie recipe!). Notice most of the ingredients are organic as well!

The lotion went on my baby’s skin so smoothly, and feels like a massaging oil for babies! It’s a non-greasy formula - although it is mostly oil, so it DOES feel a bit oily until you rub it into the skin. I also found it to be a bit runny, so just be careful when you squeeze it out of the bottle!

We really liked this lotion. The few times I have been used it (we’ve had a rash of bad weather!), he has not gotten any sunburn!

I would say there are two drawbacks to this lotion. One, it needs to be reapplied every 1-2 hours. Which is understandable, since it’s chemical-free, but two, it’s on the expensive side at $9.99 for a 2.7 ounce bottle! However, I think avoiding chemicals AND sun exposure is worth it. And if you combine this sunscreen with other forms of sun protection, you shouldn’t have to bathe your child in the lotion.

Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique doesn’t just carry sunscreen though! You should check out their full line of cloth diapers, natural products for baby (carriers, pacifiers, etc), mama (breastfeeding, clothing, diaper bags), home (laundry, cloth napkins), and great gift items! And, every order over $20 gets a free sample of the buyer’s choice! Fun!

How do you protect your child from the sun? What brands of sunscreen do you use?

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Win it: One lucky reader will win a 2.7 oz bottle of Loving Naturals Sunscreen from Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique!!

Disclosure: I was sent a product to facilitate this review. I was not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are 100% my own.

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I love that it is all natural and I would LOVE to win it!!

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I like that they have such a wide selection of products at their store, everything from jewelry to menstrual pads.

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I was surprised at the wide selection of products that this boutique offers. I really love the knit hats they have for kids, especially the Bunny Hat with Ear Flaps. I also wasn’t aware of all the products available for cloth diapering. What a great selection of items!

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I love that they have really goo potty training pants available! It is so hard to find good ones anymore, with disposable training pants all the rage. I really like the Blurlerry Trainers – they’re somewhat waterproof and come in a ton of colors!
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I like the Sweetbottom store. They have many of my favorite brands and a great variety of parenting necessities.

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I went straight to the Potty Training section and I really like those Blueberry trainers. I love the new prints to choose from; my daughter would like the elephants and baby blooms. I also noticed they carry swim diapers. I’ll be needing a few of those soon, so I’ll be sure to bookmark the page. :-)

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I like that the ingredients are organic and I think sunscreen is very important

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Visted their website. I like all of the soft colors and it is pretty easy to navigate. I would also like to try their baby washes- like the LuSa Organics Calendula Baby Soap

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Great store. I’d love to try the re-usable bags and bug spray too.

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I think the site reminds me that I want to cash in on that buy 5 get 1 free BG deal. lol But it looks really good and I love that they have a gift registry.

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I think the site is great.,great for new mothers ,lots of cute baby things.

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I visited the shops site and I love the sale going on right now with Bumgenius!

Monica PelletierMay 19, 2011 - 1:51 pm

My mom got us a bottle of Loving Naturals sunscreen and we love it. It’s thinner and easier to rub in than some of the other safe sunscreens (we use badger–it is THICK)
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I like the Baby Gear section the best!

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