For the first three years of his life, Henry acted like I was spreading hot lava on him whenever I tried to apply sunscreen. I tried everything: sprays, wipes, sticks, lotions, creams, all different brands. (There’s also a long story about how I tried to make it better by doing a little song and dance, but I was actually scaring the wits out of him and making it much worse.)
And then one day I randomly tried Jason Family Sunscreen, and Henry declared, “Hey! It smells like a mixed berry smoothie!” Now he’s mostly fine with the daily sunscreening, only protesting a weensy amount that it’s cold. Ok, he’s still a pain about it, honestly, but at least sunscreening him is possible. Before I pretty much had to sit on him, and even then it didn’t work.
The Jason sunscreen is one of those “physical blocker” ones that doesn’t leech gross chems into your kids. It rubs in quickly, which is good when everyone is running away while you’re trying to smear it on them. And it really does smell pretty darn good.
I will also say that I was really happy when I discovered that Vitacost.com, where I also get the boys’ multivitamins and fish oil vitamins, has the Jason sunscreen for half of what it costs in the store. Now I just order ten tubes of it at once and keep one absolutely everywhere. (Vitacost also has my favorite Shikai shampoo and conditioner for cheap.)