I tried carrying a tube of sunscreen in my purse once. Once. And then I got a new purse. So I’m head over heels for individually packaged, safe sunscreen for kids that even I can’t spill. Bonus: it works. And smells great.
[Don’t miss a chance to win this wonder sunblock, after the jump!]
If you’ve ever wished for a kid-friendly sunscreen that can’t be spilled, can fit in your pocket, and actually works, we’ve got good news. These Sun Protection Wipes for kids from Le bébé Coo are practically perfect in every way.
Each box includes 40 packets, and each packet includes a super soft wipe made of 100% natural tree and plant fibers that’s packed with high quality SPF 45 sunblock. The ingredients list includes organic aloe vera, chamomile and no yucky chemicals, and the smell is pleasant enough that with two families and three kids from ages 4 to 10, everyone liked it.
Although it’s kind of hard to tell when a wipe has been “used up”, we gave the wipes a definite trial-by-fire during a sunny June week in Florida. Of the people using the wipes responsibly (which means getting out of the water after 80 minutes to reapply), we didn’t have a single pink spot. No one complained of stinging eyes, rashes, or discomfort. In short, I’m amazed that they seriously worked hard for adults and kids.
Le bébé Coo also makes some lovely lotions, massage oils, and color-specific baby shampoos, all with gentle ingredients and a light, lovely scent, if you’re looking to take advantage of combined shipping.
The only drawback for me is the price: a 40-packet box goes for $44 and I’m super frugal. Yes, it’s just over a dollar an application, but I think I would buy a box to keep stashed in my purse and use these sachets for emergencies year-round instead of making them our everyday sunblock. -Delilah
Congratulations to Angela P! She won a box of Le Bebe Coo Sun Protection Wipes.
EXTRA-COOL: WIN IT! We have one 40-count box of Le bébé Coo Sun Protection Wipes for one lucky Cool Mom Picks reader! To enter, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight PST tonight with subject: LE BEBE COO and tell us one of the organic ingredients, which can be found on the product page. We’ll randomly select one winner. US residents only, please. Good luck!