Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sunscreen Update

Sorry to be MIA for over a month.  My son has improved so much over the last year that I'm to the point where eczema and food allergies and asthma are not so top of mind and I don't have as much to write about (it's a good thing!) It's a nice place to be and it's wonderful to let go a bit and allow him to enjoy life without such a mother hen overseeing his every move.  Ok, ok, I'm sure I still do that, it's just not as extreme. 

Exciting news on the sunscreen front . . .he's no longer breakng out in hives to a brand we've had trouble with in the past.  After the extreme hive reaction to Neutrogena Sensitive a few years back I made the switch to a brand called Badger which gets the highest ratings from EWG (love that site!)  I really love that sunscreen, but it is a bit tacky and my son has never been a fan of it because it doesn't rub in completely.  Over the last week we re-tried the Neutrogena, and viola--no reaction.  We also tried Aveeno Baby that is a combo of zinc and titanium dioxide, and he really likes that one.  I'm still want to find a safer sunscreen without so many chemicals, but until then it's good to know we're on the right track.

I have a list of NAET updates that I need to get around to posting, more on that later . . .


  1. So glad your son isn't reacting to sunscreens anymore! We use this kind since it is natural and fragrance free and my kids don't react to it. It does take a bit to rub in but works well in the water... http://www.amazon.com/AquaBlock-SPF-50-4-Ounces/dp/B001252W08/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1341955768&sr=8-4&keywords=aquablock

  2. That is a great news. It is so nice to read your blog.

  3. Missed you! Great to hear things are still on track, and sun will be screened effectively and painlessly! Look forward to your updates when you get the time. Hope you are enjoying the summer- you sound busy!