Best Sunscreens for Kids

Product Review Sunday – Products Nannies Love Every year, more than 2 million Americans find out they have skin cancer. At a time when most other cancer rates are in retreat, the rate of newly diagnosed cases of melanoma — the most deadly skin cancer — has tripled since the 1970s. Though there’s no single […]

Tan Does Not Mean Healthy!

Sun Safety Tips for KidsPhoto from Getty Images Since the Food and Drug Administration has not been regulating the sunscreen industry the Environmental Working Group (EWA) has developed a database evaluating sunscreens. This week we have posted interesting facts about sunscreen. Today we will share the EWA’s tips on keeping children safe from the sun. […]

Sunscreen: A False Sense of Security

Don’t Rely Only on Sunscreen for Sun Protection We have been discussing the sunscreen tips by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The EWG explains that sunscreens prevent sunburns, but beyond that simple fact surprisingly little is known about the safety and efficacy of these ubiquitous creams and sprays. 1. There’s no consensus on whether sunscreens […]

Best Sunscreens

The Good News: EWG’s Best Sunscreens Yesterday we posted a link to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) database which is an in-depth analysis of the safety and effectiveness of more than 700 name-brand sunscreens. The new database lists products that offer the best combination of safety and effectiveness: they are formulated with the safest chemicals, […]

Sun Safety By The Numbers

Sun Safety for Au Pairs and Nannies The days are longer, the weather is nicer, and you and the kids are out in the sun more often. You should be aware of the dangers of too much sun to yourself and to your charges. Prevention is the correct approach to proper sun care. Besides staying […]