5 Best Reef-Safe Sunscreens for Kids & Babies
5 Best Reef-Safe Sunscreens for Kids & Babies

5 Best Reef-Safe Sunscreens for Kids & Babies

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Eco-friendly Sunscreens for Babies and Kids

Kids’ skin is more fragile than adults so it is no surprise that there are specially-designed sunscreens to take care of our precious baby’s skin. But most commercially available sunscreens contain a lot of harmful chemicals that not only destroy the delicate coral reefs that make Niue so special but aren’t great for our skin.

In this list of the best reef-safe sunscreens for kids and babies, we have selected lotions with the following criteria:

  • Must be suitable for children and babies
  • Must be coral and reef safe
  • Must be significantly better for your skin than the mainstream sunscreens
  • Must be biodegradable.

Child-friendly and environmentally-friendly, the list below for our sunscreen selection helps you pack the right tools to fight the Niue sun and have an amazing holiday. For more health tips, check out our article on How to Stay Safe in Niue, as well as 10 Health and Safety Tips for Travelling in Niue With Kids.

Finally, remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours or as soon as they are dry after swimming.

1. Sunblockz Baby & Kids Sunscreen

This SPF50+ sunscreen is hypoallergenic and contains no artificial fragrance or ingredients, making it a great way to fight UVA and UVB affecting young children’s skin. It is suitable for kids and babies alike. Best of all, it is waterproof, so you can let kids be kids without having to worry about them too much! Wondering what to do with kids in Niue? Check out 10 Things To Do in Niue with Kids.

Read more about Sunblockz Sunscreen on Amazon.

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2. All Good Kid’s Sunscreen

It’s in the name! All is good with this sunscreen. Reef-safe, water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, non-greasy and coming in a normal sunscreen lotion form and a very convenient butter stick, this is one of the easiest sunscreens to use on the go. The butter stick, in particular, is super easy to keep in your go-bag and offers SPF50+ protection. All Good also makes adult’s sunscreen, so make sure to check out our article on the 10 Best Environmentally Friendly Sunscreens for Niue for the rest of their selection.

More on the All Good Kid’s Sunscreen can be found on Amazon.

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3. Totlogic Natural Sunscreen

This zinc oxide formula provides SPF30 protection against UVA and UVB with 80 minutes of water resistance. It is suitable for kids six months old and older and is one of the safest sunscreens to use on the face as it contains no nano ingredients and is hypoallergenic.

Check Totlogic Natural Sunscreen out!

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4. Beauty By Earth Sunscreen

The best asset of this sunscreen? It is non-greasy. The lesser good? It only provides SPF25 protection. Nevertheless, it is reef-safe, biodegradable and water-resistant. Plus, it is one of the easiest to use on hyperactive kids as it sets almost instantly after application, so they can get back to being kids in no time! Keep this one in mind if “sunscreen time” is a chore with your tribe. You’ll also see this sunscreen listed in What are the Best Sunscreens for Niue?

More information on Beauty By Earth sunscreen is on Amazon.

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5. Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen

This Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide non-chemical sunscreen is Oxybenzone Free, Paraben Free, Phthalate Free, PABA Free, Petrolatum Free, SLS (Sulfate) Free, Dye Free and Oil Free. The child-friendly version of Australian Gold’s botanical sunscreen is specially designed for younger sensitive skin. Providing SPF30 protection, Australian Gold‘s sunscreen is also is water-resistant for 80 minutes.

Read more on the Australian Gold Sunscreen on Amazon.

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More About Health, Safety and Reef-Safe Sunscreen for Kids and Babies

That’s it for the best reef-safe sunscreens for kids and babies. Now head to The Travel Guide to Niue for Families for even more family vacation advice.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. He is also consulting regularly with Niue Tourism to ensure content accuracy. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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